Understanding the ‘Duty of Care’ in a Personal Injury Claim

Duty of care often refers to the responsibility everyone has to avoid causing others harm. For personal injury claims, breaching your duty of care is also referred to as “negligence.”

Suppose you suffer injuries because of someone’s reckless behavior and disregard for your safety. In that case, you may have the right to hold them accountable for their actions.The highly respected Trial Team at Stewart, Melvin & Frost understand the challenges you may face in a personal injury claim and will look to hold folks accountable and protect your rights. This often requires immense resources and vast experience and success in this field.

“We’re part of a larger firm. We have the resources of a larger firm, so while we can provide this individual attention to our clients, we also have the backing of one of the largest and most well-respected firms in North Georgia. It gives us the opportunity to provide a level of legal care, of legal services, to the clients that is difficult to match.”

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Examples of Those Who Have a Duty of Care in Personal Injury Claims

While everyone has a duty of care to those around them, certain groups of people often are the focal point of personal injury claims due to a breach in duty of care, including:

  • Tractor trailer drivers
  • Motor carriers
  • Transportation companies
  • Private and commercial landowners
  • Business owners
  • Car drivers
  • Rideshare services
  • Boaters

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