Sample Paper on Negligence and Personal Injury Law

Negligence and Personal Injury Law

  1. What lawsuits might Rosa bring? What would the result of each be?

Based on personal injury law, general negligence depicts a situation where an individual’s action or inaction constitutes a failure of acting with proper reasonable care, causing harm to another person. Two main types of negligence exist under negligence law. The first form is when an individual acts in a way that a reasonable individual would not act. The other form is when an individual fails to act the way a reasonable individual would act to prevent harm. In this case, Rosa would file a personal injury lawsuit. According to negligence law, Oscar was legally responsible for inattentively causing damage to Rosa. While rushing down the stairs, Oscar should have kept in mind that there are other individuals who use the same stairs and therefore he should have been more careful and acted the way a reasonable individual could have acted to prevent harm: colliding with Rosa. The result would be compensation for the injuries that Rosa Suffered. Rosa could also bring a Job discrimination lawsuit against the University. Since she is a lecturer at the University too, she required equal treatment as Oscar’s. Oscar felt more superior than Rosa since he was given the status of an independent contractor. The result of this lawsuit would be compensation for damages

  1. What lawsuits might Lucia bring? What would the result of each be?

Lucia would also bring a personal lawsuit against Oscar. To support the legal claim of negligence by Lucia, it is clear that Oscar owed her a duty of care. Oscar failed to exercise due care towards Lucia and that is why out of negligence, he collided with her too and this caused her serious injuries. The result of this lawsuit would be monetary compensation to cover the medical bills for Lucia.

  1. What lawsuits might Lucia bring? What would the result of each be?

Rodela too would bring a personal lawsuit against Oscar since her case is similar to that of Lucia and Rosa. Oscar owed Rodela a duty of care since he negligently knocked her to the ground in her place of work. Oscar ought to have been more careful since the bar where he was drinking was a public place. The result of this lawsuit would be compensation for the injuries suffered by Rodela. This is because there was a direct connection between Oscar’s conduct and Rodela’s injuries and for the loss of life’s pleasures.

Works Cited

Aidman, Evan K. Winning Your Personal Injury Claim. Naperville, Ill: Sphinx Pub, 2005. Print.