Negligence is when someone fails to do what they’re supposed to do to prevent an accident or injuries. In cases like these, the victim wouldn’t have sustained any injuries if the person or business that was negligent would have done what they are required to. These types of legal cases are called personal injury cases, and the victim is entitled to compensation for their injuries from the negligent part. These cases are typically worked on by one of the Personal Injury Lawyers in Long Island NY, and two of the most common cases that fall under this category include car accidents and slip and fall accidents.
Drivers have many laws they need to follow while they’re driving for the safety of other drivers, such as obeying all traffic signals, driving without distractions, and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, when drivers fail to follow these laws, accidents can happen. These cases are considered personal injury cases, because the at fault driver failed to follow the laws that would have prevented the accident from occurring.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you go shopping, you have the right to do so safely. Businesses must ensure that their aisles are free from anything that could cause a person to slip or trip and become injured. When a business does not keep up with cleaning their floors or ensuring the carpeting is in good condition, accidents can happen and the results of the fall can range from a simple twisted ankle to a broken bone or head trauma. No matter what the injuries, the business will be required to compensate the victim because they failed to upkeep their business to prevent the accident from occurring.
The Personal Injury Lawyers in Long Island NY work on these cases, as well as any other cases where negligence causes injuries in order to help their clients get the compensation they’re entitled to. If you have been the victim of an accident and believe it was caused by the other party’s negligence, you will want to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. A personal injury lawyer, like one from the Law Office of Matthew Glassman Long Island NY, will be able to help you with your case.