When an accident occurs, damages are inevitable. Victims may be injured, and property could be damaged. Someone will need to pay for the accumulated losses. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, courts will focus on the issue of negligence when determining who should be responsible and legally liable for the financial fallout.
How Does New Jersey Define Negligence?
Broadly defined, negligence is a behavior that breaches a person’s duty to take reasonable care for other people. Individuals do not always have a duty to take reasonable care for others, so the circumstances surrounding your specific accident defines whether negligence occurred. When injury is the result of a car accident, courts typically rule that every driver has a duty to take reasonable care of other drivers by obeying the traffic laws and remaining alert. Other personal injury claims may hinge on where the accident happened, who was responsible for the property or whether the negligent party was acting as an employee of a company. In cases like medical malpractice lawsuits, the term reasonable care may be debatable. When reasonable care is unclear, expert witnesses may be enlisted to help argue your claim.
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