Understanding Negligence

“Negligence” is a term that often confuses people unfamiliar with the concepts of personal injury law because the term is similar to – but distinct from – the standard usage of the word. In its legal sense, the term negligence plays a very crucial role in personal injury law. If you have been injured in an accident and you are attempting to win financial compensation, negligence may very well play a large role in your case.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office may be able to help. Contact us today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Negligence in Personal Injury Law

Negligence is a term that is primarily used in tort law. Its purpose is to help establish when financial compensation is necessary. It can help to view negligence as related to carelessness, in that it occurs when someone has, through action or inaction, caused an accident and injury to occur.

However, it is distinct from carelessness because it does not necessarily imply that someone did not take any care. Rather, the care they took falls far short of the amount of care that a reasonable person would take in a given situation.

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If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office may be able to help. contact us today by calling (800) 520-3633.