General Negligence

San Antonio General Negligence Attorney Miguel J. Chapa (210) 298-5500
General Negligence Attorney

San Antonio General Negligence Attorney - A person or entity will be found negligent if a jury finds that he/she/it failed to use “ordinary care”. The law defines “ordinary care” as failing to do that which a person of ordinary prudence would have done under the same or similar circumstances or doing that which a person of ordinary prudence would not have done under the same or similar circumstances.

Laws, statutes, contracts and/or other legal mechanisms impose legal duties, which a defendant or person/entity (wrongdoer) owes to a plaintiff or to an injured party. Any action based upon negligence involves a violation of a legal duty. Therefore, in order for a court to support a finding of negligence, the plaintiff or the injured party must show that the defendant or wrongdoer owed a legal duty to use care to the plaintiff or to the injured party, that he/she/it breached that legal duty, and that the breach was a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s or the injured party’s resulting injury.

If a plaintiff or an injured person proves that another person or entity acted negligently to cause his/her injury, he/she can recover money damages to compensate him/her for the harm that the plaintiff or injured person suffered. Generally speaking, the plaintiff or the injured person is potentially entitled to money or compensation for the suffered harm or injury, which the defendant or wrongdoer caused. Examples of the damages for which a plaintiff or injured party can collect or recover include physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, and lost wages.

Call Chapa Law Group PC for a free legal consultation, if you have been injured as a result of negligence. 

San Antonio General Negligence Attorney - (210) 298-5500