What is Criminal Negligence?
Understanding Criminal Negligence and its Consequences
Personal injury accidents of any kind cause a great deal of pain, suffering and stress for the victim. What makes such accidents even more painful is when they are caused simply by the negligence of another person. According to the Texas Penal Code, criminal negligence is committed when a person acts in a way that puts others at risk of injury or wrongful death when he or she should be aware of said risk, but is so grossly careless that they do not realize the possible consequences of their action.
Catastrophic injury of all kinds can result from such negligence. A company could fail to inform their employee of possible exposure to asbestos, resulting in
mesothelioma or lung cancer. Someone could recklessly drink too much alcohol and attempt to
drive while intoxicated, knowing that they are not capable of operating their vehicle legally or safely. Whatever the case, a grossly negligent person who causes an injury should be held responsible for the damage. If you or someone you know has been severely injured because of criminal negligence, speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Recovering Damages for Negligence in Dallas, TX
After suffering injury at the hand of a careless individual, you deserve the fullest amount of compensation possible. The attorneys at Lenahan Law Firm advocate tirelessly for those whose lives have been affected by the criminal acts of others. Marc Lenahan, one of our attorneys, has even been recognized as leader in this area. He has been selected to serve as the National Crime Victim Bar Association's President-Elect for the year of 2013, which means he will serve as the group's President in 2014.
Our legal team focuses solely on severe injury cases and could provide skilled and experienced representation. Because we limit our practice areas and the number of cases we handle, you can be sure your Dallas personal injury lawyer will give everything they have to win your case. Find out for yourself! Call today and schedule a consultation with an attorney from our firm.