The term accident is generally used to refer to an incident that is out of a person’s control and results in some sort of damage, but this isn’t necessarily true. Most accidents occur because someone is negligent when that person should have been more aware or taken proper precautions. Here are a few examples of accidents that can be caused by negligence.
If you slip and fall on a property that is not your own, it’s important to examine why and how the slip occurred. If it’s something like a spill on the floor in a grocery store that wasn’t cleaned up or proper signage not displayed near a wet floor, the store owner may be at fault. This is also true of people who slip on private walkways that are not properly maintained.
Dog owners have a responsibility to follow leash laws and care for their canines. If a dog gets loose and attacks a person or another pet, the dog’s owner might have been negligent by not following leash laws or not keeping the dog properly contained. There are also steps dog owners must take if the dog has a history of biting or attacking.
Technology has made it easier for people to get distracted while driving, which is a form of negligence. Car accidents can be tricky to navigate, not just with the other drivers involved, but also with insurance companies to get the promised coverage. This is only one reason why many accident victims seek help from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.