On What Grounds Can You Sue for Negligence?

Negligence, as described by legal dictionaries as failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the circumstances, or taking action which such a reasonable person would not.

sue for negligenceNegligence is accidental, distinguished from intentional crimes, although some crimes can be considered negligence – for example, reckless driving.  The negligent person must assume liability and support the rigors of the law.

In this blog post we will talk more about the grounds you can sue a person for negligence.  If you have been a victim of negligence, you should contact a criminal attorney in Los Angeles.

You have the right to make a claim and sue the person for negligence when his / her actions or lack of actions results in physical or property damage. Moreover, a person or a company can be considered negligent when errors or miscalculations cause businesses loses. For example, a negligent broker can cause a company a loss of several millions of dollars on the market. The company has all the rights to take legal actions.

The injured party, legally named plaintiff, must prove that

  • The party alleged to be negligent had a duty of respect to the plaintiff or to general public.
  • The negligent party had a failure to act and this was a thing a prudent party would not have done.
  • Damage was caused by negligence.

Consulting a specialized criminal lawyer is a must. Criminal attorneys know all legal requirements needed for making a claim. Furthermore, some states apply concepts like “reasonable foreseeable damage” or “contributory negligence” and these can make the case more difficult.  It is your right to be reimbursed for any damage caused by the negligence of another person. Do not waste time and hire a criminal lawyer for a preliminary case evaluation.

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