When you are injured because of someone else’s actions, you may have a claim under Texas law for negligence. Mistakes do happen, but in certain situations, the mistakes cause serious injury or even death — and they may mean that the responsible party should be liable for the injuries.
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. For personal injury cases, this means that somebody did not do what they should have done to prevent an accident or injury.
A person can be negligent in a wide variety of ways, including:
- Not fixing a crumbing sidewalk, resulting in a fall
- Using a smart phone while driving, resulting in an accident
- Failing to put up a “wet floors” sign at a store, resulting in a slip and fall
- Not paying attention while driving a boat, resulting in an injury
If another person or entity’s negligence caused an injury or death, they may be responsible for the damages they caused.