Many people are confused by some of the legal terms used when discussing personal injury accidents. What does it mean to be “at fault” for an accident? Can that only happen if someone is negligent? What is the standard behavior that must meet before the person is responsible for damages? These types of questions are not always easy to answer, and the answers can affect whether you recover compensation for your injury case. Therefore, it is very important to have an attorney who has experience dealing with cases involving personal injury, particularly in how to evaluate the worth of those cases.
What Is Negligence?
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.