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Foreseeable Consequences

Posted on June 4th, 2009 No Comments

One of the key aspects to succeeding with a personal injury lawsuit is to show that the defendant was engaged in negligent actions. For an action to be considered negligent, the defendant must have failed to minimize the risks associated with that action, resulting in injury. However, for this to occur, the action must have what is called “foreseeable consequences”.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

What is considered a Foreseeable Consequence?

Any time an action carries with it a risk that should be reasonably obvious, that risk is considered a foreseeable consequence. Some examples, along with their consequences, include:
 
Running a red light may cause a traffic accident
Operating a power tool may injure people in the general vicinity
Spilling a liquid on the floor may make it slippery and hazardous
Manufacturing a defective product may cause injury or illness

However, if the consequences of an action are not readily and reasonably obvious, they may not be considered foreseeable and thus are not eligible for a claim of negligence. Only an experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can assist you with determining these factors.

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If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. To have your case quickly and aggressively represented, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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