Personal Injury Fundamentals: What Is Negligence?

A St Louis personal injury attorney explains what negligence is and provides some examples of it.

A St Louis personal injury attorney explains what negligence is and provides some examples of it.

Negligence, the basis of personal injury cases, can come in various forms at the hands of various parties. Essentially, negligence is defined as failing to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would have applied in the same situation.

When negligence causes harm, the targets or victims of that harm may be able to sue the negligent parties to recover compensation for their injuries and damages.

Some common examples of negligence include:

  • In auto accidents – drunk driving and distracted driving
  • In premises liability accidents – failing to maintain safe walkways
  • In catastrophic injury cases – failing to warn people of the risks or hazards associated with certain products or premises.

Contact a St Louis Personal Injury Attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you have been harmed by any form of negligence, contact an experienced St Charles & St Louis personal injury attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC for experienced help with your financial recovery.

Call our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291 to find out more about your legal rights and what we can do to help you. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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