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The Worst Consequence of Negligence or Recklessness

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Accidental Death | 0 comments

There have been many instances in the past when major accidents have happened, such as a truck, while transporting hazardous substances, collides with a smaller vehicle, killing its driver, or a stone slab, from a building being demolished, falls on someone, killing that person on the spot.

Acting responsibly, so as not to put others at risk or cause injury to someone, does not need to be commanded through law, but since many individuals continue to act negligently or recklessly, laws need to be made and enforced strictly to keep people from being unmindful of the safety of everyone around them.

These laws may concern traffic rules, the prohibition of the use of devices while driving, manufacturing responsibilities that will ensure product safety, the standard of medical care which patients deserve to have, safety in the workplace, and so forth.

According to the website of the The Benton Law Firm, wrongful death, which is the worst result of negligent or reckless acts, can be caused by a car accident, an accident in the workplace, harmful or defective products, medical malpractice, truck accident, pedestrian accident, or any other type of accident.

Despite the unintentional harm caused on the victim and in spite of having done everything possible in order to avoid causing any harm, there is one presupposed factor of negligence, called strict liability, which will make the law still hold the negligent or reckless person totally liable for the accident and all its consequences.

Funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of companionship as among the major effects of wrongful death, more than enough to cause the family affected much trouble and emotional distress.

Filing a civil lawsuit against the liable party, however, may not be a simple endeavor for the grieving family since this legal move also requires much preparation and time in court which will only make the family members remember their loss. Thus, it would definitely be in the best interest of the affected family to contact any of the Houston personal injury lawyers, who will be able to provide the expert court representation that will enable the surviving members, also called “real parties in interest” to merit the full amount of compensation allowed under the law.

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