A regular contributor to Legal Herald and experienced personal injury attorney, Brian Kent offered the following insight for individuals who may have suffered damages in all kinds of accidents:
“For most people, the word accident is usually used to depict an incident that could not have been foreseen or prevented. The truth is that many preventable and foreseeable accidents take place every day as a result of negligence, whether it be on behalf of a single person or an entire company.
Negligence is a simple legal theory which states that all persons are members of a shared society. In this community, everyone is expected to control their actions as much as possible so as to avoid inflicting damage of any type unto others.
When a person (or entity) fails to behave in a proper way and other individuals are injured as a result, the former party is said to have been careless or negligent.
Victims of this negligence are entitled to pursue those who harmed them via a personal injury lawsuit in a court of law. Through this legal process, the victims are able to claim damages that include medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life, among others.
Without having the specific circumstances of a case reviewed by a legal expert, it’s nearly impossible to pinpoint how much compensation could be achieved. For this reason, individuals who believe they may have been victims of negligence and suffered damages should discuss their situation with an experienced accident attorney.
Moreover, due to differing statutes of limitations, victims should seek legal consultation as soon as possible after the incident takes place.”