A person can be held liable for negligence if he or she commits an act that is considered below the duty of care a reasonable person could be held to. However, there are some cases where an individual can be found liable for gross negligence. Actions that are considered grossly negligent are those where the individual acted even though he or she knew the actions could be reckless and would be likely to result in harm to another.
Accidents caused by grossly negligent actions can be very difficult to deal with because not only could they have been avoided if the defendant acted reasonably, but he or she knew the risk for harm and acted anyway. To learn more about what we can do to help you hold the responsible parties accountable when you have been hurt, contact the Nashville injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
What Constitutes Gross Negligence?
Before you can hold someone liable for gross negligence, he or she must first be confirmed to have had a duty of care to the injured party. Then it must be demonstrated that the defendant knew or should have known that their action or inaction would have caused harm and chose to engage in the harmful behavior anyway. Subsequently, it is necessary to establish that you have indeed been hurt and that your injuries were caused by the grossly negligent action.
Do not delay seeking legal representation if you have been the victim of another party’s gross negligence. There is a limited period of time in which you can pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact a Nashville personal injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 today.