New Jersey residents may be aware that not everyone uses the best judgment. Whether they are out on the roads, walking through their communities or shopping in their favorite stores, they may see others distracted by their cell phones or engaging in other behaviors that are dangerous to themselves and others. While it may not be possible for everyone to always be perfect in terms of their actions, when individuals make poor choices that lead to others suffering harm they may be held liable for their victims’ losses.
Many personal injury lawsuits are based on negligence. Negligence can happen in many contexts but it is often recognized as a failure of an individual to act reasonably given their situation. For example, a reasonable driver would not text while behind the wheel of their car, so if a texting driver hits a pedestrian in the road, their actions may be considered negligent and subject to liability.
Recognizing negligence in different personal injury scenarios can sometimes be difficult. Individuals may know that they were not at fault when they got hurt, but they may not know how to frame an argument to show that another should be responsible for compensating them. This is where the help of personal injury attorneys can be valuable to those in need.
The law firm of Lanza & Lanza, LLP, helps its clients work with the facts of their cases to plead negligence and pursue their damages. Getting damages after an accident can help a victim move their life forward and those who wish to better understand cases based on negligence can contact Lanza & Lanza, LLP, for case-specific guidance.