Compensation for Negligence
Negligence is harm or injury resulting from failure to use caution or care. Our Wayne Wright LLP attorneys in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio have experience in dealing with negligence resulting in personal injury or property damage.
Victims can rightfully seek compensation if an act of negligence by an individual or a company results in:
To seek compensation, the individual must file a claim, and filing a lawsuit may become necessary. It claims that the other party's negligence is to blame.
Accidents and Injuries Due to Negligence
Our firm handles cases of negligence involving the following types of accidents and injuries:
- Property Damage
- Premises Liability
- Birth Injury
- Burn Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
- Electrical Injury
- Product Liability
- Personal Injury
- Dog Bite Injury and Animal Attacks
- Auto Accident
- Drunk Driving Auto Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Airplane and Aircraft Accidents
- Boating Accident
- Train Accident
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
- Defective Products
- Unsafe Drugs
- Construction Accident
- Oil field Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Class Action Lawsuits
- Civil Litigation
How to Determine Liability for Negligence
Common sense alone may indicate who is legally liable. However, establishing or proving negligence and liability in a legal context can be more complicated. Personal injury or damage to property may occur in one of three ways:
- Without anyone being negligent
- Due to the negligence of more than one party
- Due in part to the negligence of the person who was injured or whose property was damaged
Negligence can be based on what someone did or on what they did not do. This applies to individual people as well as companies and corporations.
What is a Negligence Case?
Contact the attorneys at our Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Houston or San Antonio offices of Wayne Wright LLP to get an in-depth explanation about liability for negligence.
Listed below are examples involving negligence. If you have questions please contact our offices to further discuss your situation.
- If the injured person was somewhere he wasn't supposed to be, or he should have expected the circumstances that caused the accident, the alleged person or company might not be found liable.
- The injured individual may be “comparatively negligent” if partially at fault. The compensation received from the suit may be reduced based on his own level of carelessness.
- An employer may also be found liable if a negligent employee causes an accident that inflicts injury or death upon another employee while on the job.
- A property owner may be held liable if an injury occurs on his public or private property due to poor maintenance or construction on the premises.
- If an accident is caused by a defective product, the designer, manufacturer and/or seller of the product may be held negligent and liable for the accident and resulting injuries.
Attorneys Representing Victims of Negligence
Contact our lawyers in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio to discuss whether you have a case based on negligence. Contact Wayne Wright LLP today to set up a free consultation.