Types of Negligence Resulting in a Personal Injury Claim
Negligence may take different forms. A Cleveland personal injury attorney can help you determine if you have a legitimate personal injury claim. Some cases may be more obvious than others.
For example, if an individual were to slip and fall in a parking lot as a result of poor lighting and broken concrete, the owner of the lot or whoever is responsible for maintaining it and ensuring it is safe for visitors could be found negligent in failing to correct those conditions.
Motor vehicle accidents can be caused by various kinds of negligence. Drivers who are distracted by their cell phone or changing the channel on the radio could cause an accident. The negligence may also stem from a violation of traffic laws, such as failing to yield or driving over the speed limit.
Negligence on the road can lead to car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian crashes. When these accidents result in a victim suffering serious injuries, then compensation may be available. An attorney can also help establish the types of compensation you may be entitled to receive if the other party is found to be negligent and his or her negligence led to injuries and related damages.
Liability of the other party will depend on whether you can prove they acted in a negligent manner. This means establishing the different elements of a negligence case, all of which must be met to recover compensation for damages. Talking to an attorney may help you better understand these elements and how they could impact the outcome of your personal injury claim.
Seeking Help from a Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney
For help determining if you are eligible to file a claim, contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation at (440) 276-3535.