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The accident lawyers of Feroleto Law are extremely knowledgeable in both New York State and Federal laws. For this reason, the most effective way to find out if you have a case is to contact us and schedule a free consultation at our office in Buffalo, New York.
What must be proven in most personal injury cases, is negligence. If you think another party was unreasonably careless, the best way to determine whether the party acted negligently, is to talk to an experienced injury attorney. The information below should give you a general idea of whether we can prove negligence or fault. If you believe you or someone you love may have been the victim of another’s negligence, a free case evaluation with one of our talented attorneys is a critical step in the legal process because this is one major element to all personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
What is Negligence?
To win a civil suit related to any type of personal injury accident, lawyers have to prove that the defendant acted negligently. The legal definition of negligence is:
“The doing of something which a reasonably prudent person would not do, or the failure to do something which a reasonably prudent person would do to avoid loss, injury or damage.”
If it the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit has acted negligently, he or she is held responsible for all damages associated with the victim’s injury or fatality including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain, suffering and disability
- Losses of a spouse in significant cases
- Funeral and burial expenses
Negligence can take many forms. Here are few examples:
Truck Accidents: If a trucking company allows its driver to drive too many hours and the driver drifts into and sideswipes a car causing a crash there is negligence. If the driver is speeding or texting and causes a crash the driver is at fault.
Personal Injury: If a property owner fails to repair a hazardous stairway which causes an individual to fall, the property owner may be found negligent.
Defective Products: If a manufacturer makes tires improperly causing them to have tread separation or blowouts causing crashes or an SUV that rolls over, the manufacturer may be liable.
These are just a few of the many forms negligent behavior can take. If you believe you or someone you love has been the victim of someone else’s negligence, speak with one of our highly skilled accident lawyers today. Please contact Feroleto Law at (716) 854-0700 or visit our contact page for a free case evaluation.