Types of Negligence and How to Get Help

If you’ve been harmed in an accident that could’ve been prevented, you may be the victim of negligence. There are many types of negligence under U.S. law, and you could be eligible to receive compensation for your injury. Keep reading to learn more about different types of negligence and how to get the compensation you deserve.

How to Receive Compensation

If you want to receive compensation for a potential situation of negligence, you’ll need an attorney to help you settle or take the case to court. You’ll need to prove that the other party was indeed negligent and that their negligence directly caused your injury.

Once this has been proven with the help of a lawyer, you could be eligible for compensation. The compensation may come in the form of money for monetary losses like medical bills and time off work, or compensation for the pain and emotional suffering the injury has caused.

Forms of Negligence

There are many forms of negligence, and it’s important to know which type you’re trying to prove in your negligence cases. Here are some negligence examples.

Gross Negligence. This is the most serious form of negligence and is usually quite obvious. For example, a driver who speeds through a school crossing zone and hits someone could be charged with gross negligence.

Comparative Negligence. If you are somewhat at fault for the injury, this may be a case of comparative negligence. For example, you may not be wearing a seatbelt when you are struck by someone who ran a red light, which makes the injuries far worse than if you were wearing a seatbelt.

Contributory Negligence. If you are at fault for your own injury, this would be considered contributory negligence. You may not be eligible for compensation in this type of case.

Vicarious Liability. These examples of negligence are usually cases involving a minor or animal, where the defendant is responsible for the actions of the person.

Contact David L. Milligan

No matter the types of negligence you’ve experienced, David L. Milligan can help with your negligence cases. Contact David L. Milligan today to get started with your case. We’ll fight for the rights you deserve and make sure you get fair compensation for your negligence case.