What kinds of Accidents can Lead to a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury1 is the area of law that operates to compensate people that have been injured in preventable accidents for the losses they experience as a result of an accident. After an accident of some type, many people are curious as to whether they are legally entitled to compensation and whether the law recognizes their accident as the kinds of accident that may result in a personal injury claim. Simply put, any accident can be compensable, so long as it is caused by the negligence2 of someone else. Below is some basic information legal consumers may find helpful regarding personal injury litigation. For specific advice regarding your case, call our office today to schedule a free consultation.

What is legal negligence?

Legal negligence occurs when a person fails to use the degree of care that would be ordinarily exercised by a reasonable person in similar circumstances. As a result, the kinds of conduct that may constitute negligence depend on the context of a particular situation. For example, distracted driving is almost invariably negligent, and a shop owner would likely be deemed negligent if he or she failed clean up or warn others about the presence of a hazard after a liquid spill.

Some of the more common kinds of accidents that are often the result of negligence include the following:

·         Car accidents

·         Truck accidents

·         Slip and falls

·         Nursing home accidents

·         Pedestrian accidents

·         Consumer product accidents

·         Hospital accidents

·         Sports accidents

·         Bicycle accidents

·         Pool accidents

Determining whether a particular accident was caused by negligence can be a complicated issue, so anyone hurt in an accident should have their case reviewed by an attorney, even if they believe that their accident was unavoidable or simply bad luck.

Contact The Hartman Law Firm, LLC today to discuss your case with a Dorchester County personal injury lawyer

Individuals that have been hurt in accidents that they suspect was caused by another person’s negligence should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Dorchester County injury attorney Frank Hartman is dedicated to helping individuals hurt in preventable accidents recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Hartman, call our office today at 843-300-7600 or send us an email through our online contact form.

1 http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/injury.html

2 https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence

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