New Orleans General Negligence Lawyers
Negligence in Personal Injury & Other Civil Cases
The vast majority of accidents that personal injury law firms take on are caused by negligence. If you or a loved one was injured due to another party’s carelessness, recklessness, or otherwise negligent behavior, you deserve to know about your legal rights and how to move forward with a case.
Our team at Hammond Law Firm, LLC can help you by providing the counsel and support you deserve. We encourage you to contact our firm for a complete overview and to discuss your case with an accomplished and experienced New Orleans general negligence attorney. All consultations are completely free of charge.
Contact Hammond Law Firm, LLC for a complete case review at no obligation. We can be reached online and at (504) 586-3535. Our attorneys can answer your questions and tell you more about your situation so you can decide what to do next.
What Is Negligence?
The legal definition of negligence is the failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care toward another individual or acting in a way that would be inconsistent with the actions of a reasonable person. Assault, sexual abuse, trespassing, and vandalism are not examples of negligence. These actions constitute “intentional torts” or crimes. However, in some cases, negligent actions can also constitute criminal behavior—for example, driving recklessly.
So, what is negligence? Louisiana’s negligence law, which can be found in Civil Code Article 2315 (A), states: “Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.” Negligence may look like ignoring safety precautions, letting the mind wander while driving, or refusing to repair a hazard in a public place. If any of these conditions lead to bodily injury, property damage, or other losses, the victim can sue the at-fault party for damages.
Do I Have a Case?
In order to prove that you are entitled to damages based on another individual’s negligent behavior, you must be able to demonstrate that:
- The allegedly negligent party had a duty of care toward the injured party
- The defendant acted or failed to act in a way that was negligent
- The damages sustained by the plaintiff were directly caused by the negligence
It can be confusing to figure out whether or not you have a case. Our firm can quickly explain your options, examine what happened, and help you understand where to go from here. Hammond Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to supporting and fighting for injury victims who have been hurt by negligence in Louisiana.
Call our New Orleans general negligence lawyers at (504) 586-3535 today to get started with a free case review.