Negligence can occur in a number of different ways. If somebody owes you a duty of care and they breach that duty which subsequently causes you loss, then you may have a claim.
We act regularly for clients who have suffered detriment due to someone else’s negligence. The three areas protected by the law of negligence are protection against Personal Injury (such work being undertaken by our Personal Injury department), damage to property and to economic interests.
Often a negligence action will take place against a professional, i.e an accountant, architect or solicitor who has failed to act as a reasonably competent professional would, and these parties are usually covered by insurance for their actions.Sometimes a negligence action is brought in tandem with a breach of contract claim and we can advise you as to the best way to maximise your chances of success in any court action.