After suffering an injury because of someone else’s action, you may wonder if you have a case against them. Here is what you need to ask yourself if you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Was the Defendant Negligent?
Negligence is one of the foundations of tort law. If you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit, then the offending party must have acted negligently. Negligence occurs when a person or institution acts without the level of care that any other person or institution would act in the same circumstance.
For example, if you are in a car accident because another person ran a red light, then he or she practiced negligence. In any ordinary circumstance, a person would know to stop. The driver would also recognize that by running a red light, he or she is putting others in danger. If you were hit while driving legally and …