Personal injury lawsuits are often filed because the defendant’s negligent behavior caused an injury to the plaintiff.
Just because you have been injured in an accident doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a successful personal injury claim.
The duty owed by individuals and businesses to others is simply the duty to exercise reasonable care, which is to take actions or avoid actions that harm others.
For example, a driver who runs a stop sign and hits another vehicle would, under the law, be considered negligent.
If the person whose legs were broken accumulated medical bills and could not work, they would be eligible for compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages are damages that compensate for injuries and related financial losses.
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