In a personal injury lawsuit, the attorney of the plaintiff aims to prove that the negligence of another party is responsible for the injury. Negligence can be defined as failure to protect others in a reasonable manner.
Some examples of negligence include:
- An intoxicated driver failing to exercise reasonable care to other drivers, pedestrians, and bikers on the road
- A doctor failing to provide a duty of care to their patients
- A supermarket manager failing to clean up a wet floor, causing a slip and fall accident
- A dog owner whose dog bites someone
Personal injury and car accident lawyers in Williamston, MI must also establish that their client has actually suffered damages because of the defendant’s negligence. These losses may be economic (medical bills, lost income) or non-economic (pain and suffering).