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What Is a General Accident?

For legal purposes, general accident is any situation in which you are injured due to another person’s negligence. When someone is a victim of a general accident, he or she may choose to sue the person he or she thinks is responsible, at which point the courts must determine liability, that is, the responsibility of the person whose negligence may have caused the accident.

General Accidents and the Law

Some general accident situations which may result in a lawsuit include:

  • Someone slips on a sidewalk in front of a building that the building’s proprietor has failed to properly maintain.
  • Someone is hit by someone who is driving a car.
  • Someone is injured when using a product incorrectly.

In each of these cases, liability must be determined. Was the building’s proprietor truly negligent, or did a passerby just drop a banana peel on the sidewalk? Was the driver of the first car reckless, or was the person hit not paying attention? Was the product properly safety tested with clear instructions on how to use it, or not? The level of negligence will determine what recourse the victim has.

General Accident Attorneys

If you have been the victim of an accident, you may be entitled to compensatory damages for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact a general accident attorney and explain your situation to see what kind of an accident case you may have.

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