When Somebody is Liable Due to Negligence or Intentional Torts
Every day, people are injured in the United States in the workplace, on the roadways, and on properties. Sometimes an accident is just an accident, and nobody is really at fault for the actions. Other times, somebody is legally responsible for injuries due to their actions. If somebody was legally negligent or committed an intentional tort against the victim, they could be held liable and made to pay rightful compensation.
Cases of Negligence
When somebody has acted negligently, they have disregarded another person’s safety and care and caused them injury. An example could be a manufacturing company that releases a defective drug on the markets, knows it is defective, but does nothing to keep it from being sold to unsuspecting victims. Another example is somebody who chooses to text while driving, and causes an accident while doing so. In other to find somebody liable for negligence, the injured party must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care, breached this duty, caused the injuries, and is now liable for damages because of these injuries.
Cases of Intentional Torts
Intentional Torts, on the other hand, are a bit different than negligence. Some examples of intentional torts include assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespassing, libel, slander, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff (you, who was injured) must be able to show that the defendant acted with deliberate intent to cause harm.
If you were injured by another party that caused you some form of harm, you may want to recover damages that you believe are owed to you for medical treatment, lost wages, and so much more. However, you will first have to gather evidence surrounding your case and go through a process of interrogations and negotiations in court. Based on the extent of your injuries and the legalities surrounding the case, you should give us a call for more information on how we can guide you through your case. Call us at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi for more information.