What is negligence?
Negligence is the action or inaction of another party that results in harm. Texas law describes negligence as a careless mistake or error that can take many forms and manifest in many different circumstances and contexts. Examples of negligence claims include the following:
- Premises Liability – If a property owner fails to make their premises reasonably safe for customers or guests, an example would be having an unmarked wet floor inside of a grocery store or other hazards.
- Defective Products – If a consumer product causes injury due to faulty labeling or defective design or manufacture, such as toys containing lead paint, or having other unlisted dangers to the user.
- Dog Bites or Animal Attacks – If a pet owner failed to keep the public reasonably safe from his or her animals.
- Slip and Fall – If a dangerous surface causes a person to slip and fall.
- Workplace Accidents – Injuries sustained while working such as carpal tunnel, back injuries or catastrophic injuries from construction sites.
- Medical Malpractice – When a medical professional deviates from the accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety, and causes harm to a patient – this is both negligence and medical malpractice.
- Product Liability – When a consumer product has a defect in design or construction that renders it unsafe for use.
- Wrongful Death – When a person is killed due to the negligence of another.
How do I file a negligence claim?
In order to file a negligence claim, you must be able to prove that the negligent party must have been able to reasonably foresee the possible consequences of their actions, that his or her actions led directly to your accident and that the accident caused your injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or business entity, you may be eligible for compensation.
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Because general negligence covers a wide variety of situations and scenarios, it is important to work with an experienced general negligence attorney. If you find yourself injured as the result of someone else’s carelessness, contact our negligence attorneys at Tilton & Tilton today. Call (713) 774-8600 for your free consultation.