Finding negligence is a crucial part of any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. It must be shown in court that a person acted contrary to what a normal person under normal circumstances would consider responsible.
For example, if an individual is texting while driving and causes an accident that claims the life of someone in another vehicle, the distracted driver can be negligent in the death. There are three parts to finding a person negligent in their actions. First, it must be shown that there was a duty owed to the injured or deceased person. In our example above, the distracted driver had a duty to obey the law and not text while driving.
Then, the legal team must show that the person disregarded their duty, which directly resulted in the injury or death in question. When negligence is found, the lawsuit will end in an award of monetary damages paid to the victim or the victim’s family.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information regarding negligence.