Before a personal injury claim can be filed, there must be negligence. While most of us understand intuitively what this word means, there is a slightly different definition used by lawyers that can be confusing to some. Understanding what negligence is–and what it is not–is crucial to understanding whether you have a personal injury claim that can be settled or litigated to pay compensation for your damages.
Sometimes victims of a personal injury accident do not take action to recover damages because they are afraid that they will be blamed for their own injuries. This is true, for example, if someone is speeding and is hit by another car. While the accident may be the other driver’s fault, the victim may fear … Read more