Orlando Negligent Action Attorney
Negligence Is Not An Excuse For Injury
Negligent actions arise every day. Negligent conduct occurs in a wide variety of places:
- Your workplace;
- Where you shop;
- The highways;
- Vacation resorts and hotels;
- Hospitals and health care provider offices;
- Sports facilities;
- Government buildings; and even
- Your home.
Generally, “negligence” occurs when someone acts in a way that a person of ordinary prudence or care would not act under the same or similar circumstances.
Negligence may also occur through omission or failure to take action that an ordinary careful person would have done under the same or similar circumstances. Thus, negligence may result from someone’s acts or failure to act.
For example, in a motor vehicle crash, a driver may be negligent for driving too fast or driving on the wrong side of the road. A driver may also be negligent for failing to act, such as not slowing down, not stopping or not driving on the proper side of the road. Whether the conduct is described in terms of acts or failure to act, the conduct is evaluated under a standard of ordinary carefulness.
It is possible to be partially negligent. In most cases it is not necessary to prove all charges of negligence. Even in partial negligence, a party can be held liable. If you believe that someone has caused you harm due to their negligence, you will normally be required to prove that:
- The person had a duty to exercise the care of a reasonably prudent or ordinarily careful person under the particular circumstances;
- The person failed to act accordingly; and
- The person or company’s inaction or carelessness caused your injury and related damages.
What may appear to be a simple negligence action may well present complex legal, medical, insurance and scientific issues. The experienced attorneys at Overchuck & Associate, P.A. are prepared to assist you in evaluating, organizing and prosecuting your potential negligence action to a successful conclusion.
Contact our Negligent Action Attorneys in Orlando, FL
If you or a family member have been injured by negligent action, contact the personal injury lawyers at Overchuck & Associate, P.A. to discuss your case confidentially. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions. Call us today at 407-872-6222 or fill out our online form and we will contact you back shortly.
Overchuck & Associate, P.A.
1503 West Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804
Toll Free: 1-888-720-6222