In personal injury lawsuits, the basis for many claims is negligence. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to uphold the standard of care that a reasonable person would exert in a given situation. Gross negligence takes this concept a step further.
Acts of gross negligence can lead to serious or even fatal injuries for innocent victims. If you or someone you love was the victim of a grossly negligent action, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000 for a free legal consultation.
An action is considered grossly negligent when an individual falls substantially below the standard of care expected of a reasonable person in a given situation. Interpretation of what is substantially below a situation’s standard of care usually varies by court.
One measure of gross negligence that remains fairly constant, though, is the accused individual’s knowledge of the potential outcomes of his or her actions.
In other words, if the individual who committed the action in question knew of the action’s potential consequences, he or she will usually be held accountable for gross negligence. This is also the case when an individual’s grossly negligent action breaks the law.
When an individual’s actions are found to be grossly negligent, he or she may be ordered to pay financial compensation to the affected individual or his or her family.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm because of another person’s gross negligence, contact the Sheboygan personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000 to learn more about your legal rights and options.