When you are injured in an accident, whether that accident is due to a slip and fall or an auto accident, you are told to contact an attorney as you may need legal representation. When speaking with an attorney they will look into your case and determine whether that accident was due to intentional conduct or whether it was due to negligent conduct. Though you may be familiar with intentional actions, you may not be as familiar with negligent actions. This is okay because your attorney will see your case through, however, it is important for you to have a basic understanding of what negligence is as well.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of another it is important to seek legal advice. Contact an experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorney to consult about your case.
What is Negligence?
Lawsuits can be murky, however, sustaining injuries that were not your fault or less your fault can be overwhelming and frustrating. When it comes to injuries sustained, if the injury was intentional that means that the person meant to bring whatever harm you received upon you. However, when the injury is due to negligent behavior that means that the person failed to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.
Every person owes a duty to others to not act in a way that would harm another person. When they fail at this, they have breached their duty to act reasonably, which their actions cause the harm of another which results in damages. In simpler terms, when someone acts carelessly and injures another, they can be legally liable for injuries that the other sustained. However, when you play a part in your injuries your reward will be lessened by your fault. In New Mexico that is called comparative negligence. It is important to note that if you choose to bring a negligence action against another, New Mexico’s statute of limitations is three years, which means you have three years to bring an action, otherwise your claim will be barred from recovery.
Need Legal Advice?
Negligence can seem like an easy concept to understand, however, it can be a lot more difficult to win a case under a negligent concept unless you have the right information available. You have the right to be compensated for any injuries you have sustained and with the help of an attorney you can receive that compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured due to another’s actions, it is invaluable to seek legal representation. Contact an experienced Albuquerque attorney at Khayoumi Law Firm to determine the best strategies for your case. Contact our office today for an initial consultation.