"Negligence" is a universal word which can be used to describe varying degrees of conduct. For example, you may have a child who neglects his homework. You may know a co-worker who neglects to return phone calls. Some are negligent in getting to appointments at the proscribed hour. In much the same way, a "negligence claim" could refer to varying degrees of conduct.
For example, a doctor could perform an operation in a negligent manner. You may become injured as a result of a driver who neglects to stop for a red light. You may get hurt by riding a negligently manufactured bicycle. You may slip and fall in the supermarket due to the grocers negligence in inspecting for produce in the aisle. You may get bitten by a dog, due to the owner's negligence to appropriately restrain the animal. You may become seriously ill or be hurt as a result of the negligent design of prescription medication by the drug company. Indeed, there are numerous different manners in which you may be hurt due to the negligence of someone else.
Here at Aaron J. Prisbrey, P.C., we discovered this principle long ago. It is virtually impossible to become versed in the law related to all potential negligence claims. For that reason, we have limited the scope of our negligence practice to just a few types of claims. The claims we handle generally relate to three areas of negligence; automobile accidents, construction accidents and dog bites. Many of the cases we take involve motor vehicles. We handle all manner of auto accident claims ranging from one car rollovers to large truck cases as well as auto-pedestrian claims. As we have handled hundreds of these claims, we have the skills necessary to handle these cases for you. If you have been injured in an auto accident, browse the site for information, order one of our books and give us a call. We are here to help.
The second group of negligence cases we take relate to construction accidents, whether occurring on a job site by someone else or as the result of faulty building construction. Prior to going to law school, Mr. Prisbrey worked in the construction industry and actually held a Utah journeyman electrician license. He understands construction and how the construction industry works. Here at Aaron J. Prisbrey, P.C. we have handled numerous cases where workers or others have been injured in these types of accidents. We have litigated many of these cases and are responsible for much of the case law in this field from cases we have taken to the Supreme Court. If you have been injured on the job as a result of the negligence of someone else, who does not work for your employer, browse the site for information, order one of our books and give us a call. We are here to help.
The final group of negligence cases we take are dog bite cases. This is a highly specialized area of negligence law. It is a little known fact that male dogs are several times more likely to attack than female dogs. Pit bulls and Rottweilers are most likely to attack, followed by Akitas and Chows. Also, two dogs left unattended are much more likely to attack than one. Many times, defense lawyers and insurance companies will argue you provoked the dog. We understand the fallacy of this defense. Most times we have obtained favorable settlements in these claims. We have handled numerous dog bite cases and are prepared to assist you if you have been seriously injured by a dog.