When it comes to personal injury, many times the cause can be summed up in one single word, Negligence. Negligence is something that can be found in the before or after of an event that leads to personal injury. A wet floor is just as dangerous as inaction after the slip. Anyone who does not take action to both prevent, and tend to accidents is responsible for negligence in keeping their friends, family, or customers safe. This is important for two main reasons.
The first being the safety of yourself, and the ones around you. It is your duty to keep anyone in your home, store, or any other form of property protected while there. Injury of any form has a ripple effect on the person’s life. If they must miss work, then the people he works with will have to work harder to make up for the lack of manpower. If the injury is severe enough, then someone may have to take time out of their life to tend to them. There is also the potential that an unsafe environment could lead to accidental death.
Secondly, there are legal implications that come with someone getting injured on your property. When you invite someone into any place that you own, you are more or less signing a contract that they are protected while there. This can be a personal visit to your home or a customer shopping in a store. If anything happens to them, and you do not take the necessary steps to tend to their injury and comprehension, you could face a lawsuit. Even if it is just a sprained ankle, it could lead to a full lawsuit because it occurred on your property. Cleaning up a small spill may be a hassle, but it is even more of a hassle to hire a lawyer and potentially pay out over $10,000 dollars if you lose. In some rare instances, personal injury can exceed a million dollars, especially if wrongful death is involved.
What if you are the victim of negligence? In Daytona Beach negligence can take place with all the shops and restauarnts available. If you are injured by a person’s or company’s failure to provide a safe environment, or to properly follow the laws or safety guidelines, call Ward T. Berg today and see what comprehension you are entitled to.