Personal injury law refers to a specific practice area that focuses on aiding those who have been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual. According to the American Bar Association, negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits. Learn more with these examples of common negligent behaviors that often result in personal injury:
1. Drinking and Driving
Drunk-driving accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits. Individuals who have sustained injuries due to a car or trucking accident in which the other driver was legally impaired may be rewarded a number of damages, including compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages.
2. Speeding Excessively
Next to drunk driving, excessive speeding is the second most common cause of personal injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. Personal injury may also be the result of other poor driving habits such as weaving in and out of traffic, failing to signal, failing to yield, and running red lights or stop signs.
3. Failure to Perform Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspections
Commercial trucking companies are legally obligated to have their vehicles inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Truck accidents caused due to the lack of proper inspection or scheduled maintenance will often leave the company owners responsible for any damages.
4. Failure to Post Sufficient Warning Signs
Property owners, including business owners, have a responsibility to notify visitors of potential hazards on the property. Failing to post adequate warning signs regarding uneven or slippery flooring, broken stairs, and other property hazards can all lead to personal injury.
When you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another individual, it’s time to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. Get the legal representation you deserve by contacting The Carlson Law Firm at (888) 335-7492. We have locations throughout Central Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Waco and more. Visit our website for more information on our practice areas and locations.
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