What Is Gross Negligence?

Negligence serves as the basis for many personal injury cases and is defined as failing to exercise a level of care that a reasonable person would exercise in a given situation. Gross negligence takes this concept one step further and occurs when an individual or entity grossly fails to exercise reasonable care.

An individual or business may be accused of gross negligence when he or she commits an action knowing that it could cause another person to suffer harm. This may be the case with employers that provide unsafe working conditions or individuals who commit acts of abuse against others.

If you have been a victim of another party’s gross negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact the Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160 for more information.