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What Is Negligence and Why Is It Important in a Personal Injury Claim?

Have you been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else? If so, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to hold that person responsible for your injuries and other damages. In order to win the compensation that you deserve, however, you will need to establish negligence.

DEFINITION OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE

"Gross negligence" is defined in Tex. Code § 41.001(11) as "an act or omission a) which, when viewed objectively from the standpoint of the actor at the time of its occurrence, involves an extreme degree of risk, considering the probability and magnitude of the potential harm to others; and b) of which the actor has actual, subjective awareness of the risk involved, but nevertheless proceeds with conscious indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others."

ESTABLISHING NEGLIGENCE IN A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

Essentially, you need to prove that the other person was negligent in order to prove that they were responsible for your accident. Unless you can prove that you did not cause your injuries, you cannot file a successful personal injury claim. A Dallas personal injury lawyer from Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP can help you gather evidence to establish negligence and recover fair compensation for your injuries.

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Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP has helped countless clients fight for fair compensation after they've been injured because of someone else's negligence. Do not hesitate to learn how our firm can help you! Call now at (888) 811-9747 to contact us about your personal injury case.

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