Negligence lawsuits are filed against an entity or person who failed to be reasonably cautious in their actions, or when providing some kind of service to their customers. Many times negligence lawsuits are directed toward specific industry professionals where accidents occur that are out of their control such as medical professionals, but negligence lawsuits can be directed at any person or entity whose actions led to the injury of another based on how negligent those actions were.
In order to have any grounds for a negligence lawsuit it must be proven that harm was actually caused by unreasonable actions on the part of the negligent party. It must also be shown that these injuries could have been avoided if the responsible party had been more careful and utilized a “duty to care.”
Some examples of negligence lawsuits are, but are not limited to:
Pet owners are responsible for the behavior that their pets exhibit towards other people or other pet owner’s animals. If someone’s pet injuries another person without provocation, they could be held liable for negligence.
Any person who is operating a vehicle, whether on land or water, is required to show a reasonable amount of care and safety when operating their vehicle. If they do not exercise reasonable care and safety and their actions result in an injury, they could be held liable for negligence.
Those who own property must show reasonable care in keeping their property safe for those who are on the premises. If someone is injured because of action or inaction on the part of the owner, they could be held liable for negligence.