As you go about your day you have a duty to participate in activities in a way that doesn’t cause harm to others. The same is true of people you come into contact with on a daily basis. We are all held to a standard of keeping our behavior in line with what is considered reasonable and expected for the circumstances. When that standard is not met, the failure is considered negligent. If you are the victim of an instance of negligence, you are entitled to recover for any injuries the negligent action caused. A skilled personal injury attorney knows how to identify eh cause of your injury and pinpoint the negligent action. Doing so helps you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
When making a case for an injury, it is important to keep in mind the legal definition of negligence. When another fails to exercise the same level of care an ordinary person in similar circumstances would exercise, the action is defined as negligence. Common examples include:
- Failing to pay full attention to your driving, such as by being distracted by an electronic device or not paying attention to road signs and traffic signals.
- Failing to act as would be expected in a situation, when an action would normally be expected.
If you are in an accident caused by the negligent acts of another you are entitled to recover things like medical expenses and lost wages. You can also be compensated for damages to your property. For instance, if you are in a car wreck you are allowed to seek damages for the cost of medical treatment and any amount required to repair your vehicle. Once the facts are examined and the negligent act identified you are in good position to make a demand for compensation. We are experienced in analyzing the evidence and putting forth the evidence in a light favorable to your position.
If you have been hurt in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.