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Written by: J. Todd Tenge

Negligence Resulting in Injury: Case Examples 

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Accidents happen. But suffering an unexpected injury can put your life on hold and cause financial turmoil.

Accident injuries are even more frustrating when they result from someone else’s negligence. When someone’s negligent act causes injury, you have the right to recover compensation.

Speak to a personal injury attorney promptly after your accident to discuss your options. 

Examples of Negligence Cases

Premises liability, car accidents, and wrongful death are areas where we see a lot of negligence cases. 

Premises Liability 

Premises liability is an area of personal injury law concerning someone suffering an injury on the property of another. Typically, these injuries occur due to some unsafe or defective condition on the property. Examples of premises liability negligence cases include: 

  • Slip and fall accidents, 
  • Defective stairways, 
  • Fire safety and building code violations, 
  • Dog or other animal attacks, and
  • Sidewalk trip and falls.

Determining liability in premises liability cases requires a careful review of the circumstances surrounding your visit to the premises. Your attorney evaluates these facts to determine what duty of care the landowner or operator may have owed you at the time of your accident. 

Car Accidents 

Most of us drive every day out of necessity. We rarely think of the risks of driving, but we all know that accidents happen all the time. Common negligence examples in car accidents include: 

  • Tailgating or following too closely,
  • Failing to take necessary precautions in inclement weather,
  • Driving while fatigued, 
  • Driving under the influence, 
  • Failing to adhere to traffic signals,
  • Texting while driving,
  • Failure to maintain your vehicle, and
  • Road rage.

Car accidents often result in catastrophic and lifelong injuries. To recover compensation for your losses and damages, you must prove that the other driver was negligent. 

Wrongful Death 

Wrongful death occurs when an individual’s death is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person. Common examples of negligence cases in the wrongful death context include: 

  • Vehicle accidents, 
  • Medical malpractice,
  • Workplace accidents,
  • Defective products, and
  • Pedestrian and bike accidents. 

When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may struggle to pick up the pieces and move forward with your life. An attorney helps provide you with options for compensation. While no money could ever replace the loss of your loved one, it may help you and your family begin to heal.

Contact Us 

At Tenge Law Firm, our goal is to achieve the best possible result for our clients. We understand that calling us after you’ve experienced something terrible and life-changing is an act of trust on your part.

We feel a profound responsibility to help secure the physical and emotional well-being of our clients. That’s why we aim to provide our clients with the best legal services while being a confidant, advocate, and friend.

Contact us today to learn how our legal team can help you. Even if we can’t represent you in a lawsuit, we will offer you guidance on your best possible path forward.

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