What is Negligence?
A personal injury case happens when someone injures another person as a result of negligence. Negligence is a failure to use ordinary care. Ordinary care is the care a reasonable person would have used under the circumstances of the case. So, if someone negligently injures another person, they will be held responsible for all injuries that were caused by the accident. For example, in an automobile case, the failure to use ordinary care means violating a motor vehicle law. If a driver causes an accident by speeding, following too close, failure to obey a highway sign, failure to yield, or violating some other traffic law, then that driver is negligent and will be responsible for any injuries caused by his or her negligence. In a medical malpractice case, if a doctor violates the standard of care, then he is negligent. The standard of care means using the degree of skill and diligence in the care and treatment of his patient that a reasonably prudent doctor in the same field of practice or specialty would have used under the circumstances of the case. This must be proven by the expert testimony of another doctor. Breit Law has specialized in personal injury cases for almost (40) years. With some of the largest verdicts in the area, Breit Law, P.C. is the law firm many other law firms turn to when they have a difficult or complicated case. If you’ve been hurt in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, call one of the most experienced law firms in Virginia.