What is negligence?
A moment of carelessness or lack of adequate safety precautions can leave a person with severe injuries and a need for significant medical care. In particular, if a person causing an injury owes the injured individual some sort of duty, they may be held liable for the consequences of any harm that they cause even if it was unintentional. In these cases, a person found owing a duty and failing to perform it may be considered negligent. Victims of resulting accidents may be able to sue for compensation.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another party’s negligence then it is important to ensure that you are aware of your legal rights and options. We can help. Contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.