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It is unfortunate but true that pedestrians are often the victims of negligent and dangerous drivers, especially within city limits. While pedestrian accidents often have the potential to be deadly, matters can be worse if the victim is a minor and the accident takes place near a school area, which should ideally be a safer place for pedestrians than other roads, as those areas always frequented by children.
Hit and run cases are often the accidents between running cars, however it can also entail a car hitting a bicyclist, a pedestrian, a stationary vehicle, or property. Any accident is shocking, but when it is a hit and run, it is worse because you don't know the person commits negligence and whom to charge for the damage.
Negligence is the legal theory that forms the basis for most personal injury lawsuits. Put simply, the theory means people have a duty to others to exercise reasonable care so as to avoid the risk of hurting someone else in a foreseeable accident. If they breach that duty by acting carelessly, and someone else is hurt as a result, the injured may hold the careless person liable for their damages.
It is unfortunate but true that pedestrians are often the victims of negligent and dangerous driving, especially within city limits. While pedestrian accidents often have the potential to be deadly, matters can be worse if the victim is a minor and the accident takes place near a school area, which should ideally be a safer place for pedestrians than other roads as those areas always frequented by youngsters.
On this blog, we often discuss the legal principles behind personal injury cases that involve car accidents. It's important to note that these principles apply to other types of personal injury cases as well.
After you have been injured in an accident, your first priority is getting medical attention. That can take a lot of your time and energy. After you return home, you may find it overwhelming just trying to return to something resembling your pre-injury life. In cases involving serious, permanent injury, it may actually be impossible to return to what you used to consider normal.
Can property owners be held liable when someone is injured in a crime committed on their property? The answer, as is so often the case in the law, is "it depends." There are cases where a property owner can be found liable for injuries after failing to provide reasonable warnings or adequate security. To explain how, first we must discuss the basics of premises liability law.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. This is a legal theory in which one person has a duty of care to another to avoid injuring that person. When they breach this duty, and someone else is injured as a result, the injured can hold them liable for their damages. For instance, a driver has a duty to other drivers on the road to exercise reasonable care so as to avoid injuring someone in an accident. A person who negligently injures another in an accident can be held liable for the injured person's damages. There are other forms of duty that can apply in different ways.