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Negligence is serious - If you've been in an incident such as a car accident, a fall, a workplace injury and need the advice of Blacktown's best team of negligence lawyers then you need McDonnell Schroder.
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Schofields Best Lawyers for Negligence

If you’ve been involved in an incident and you feel you need the assistance and advice of Blacktown’s best team of negligence lawyers then you need to speak to the team at McDonnell Schroder Solicitors and Compensation Lawyers. McDonnell Schroder has the very best team of negligence lawyers in the Schofields and Blacktown area and has been providing high quality negligence lawyers to Schofields and Blacktown for over 50 years.

Team Approach Negligence Lawyers

When you employ the superior legal services of McDonnell Schroder’s team of negligence lawyers not only are you getting the best negligence lawyers in Schofields and Blacktown, you’re also getting a team of associates and paralegals who will bring fresh eyes to your claim and bring about a better result for you and your case.
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More Than Just Negligence Lawyers

At McDonnell Schroder not only do we employ the best team of negligence lawyers in the business, we also offer our valued customers a range of additional and ancillary legal services.

At McDonnell Schroder we offer clients services including but not limited to; family law, compensation law, criminal law, conveyancing, Wills and estates, property law, business law, and agency matters.

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If you find yourself in a situation and you need the very best lawyer for negligence in Blacktown or Schofields then drop by one of McDonnell Schroder’s offices, or give us a call so we can further discuss your matter.

McDonnell Schroder has been providing Blacktown and Schofields with all of their negligence lawyer’s requirements for the past 50 years. In that time we have built a strong base of clients through our dedication to the highest possible level of customer care and satisfaction.

Through the combination of the highest level of customer care and the most expert and experienced legal team in the business we ensure that our customers get the very best outcome for their individual cases.

We know that when we strive for the best outcome for our customers it means repeat business and friendly referrals, so it really is a win for us when it’s a win for you!

Lawyers for Negligence FAQs

Negligence is a legal term that means failing to use the proper care required by law.

Negligence can be classified into three different types:

  • Ordinary negligence – the most common type of negligence and refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. It occurs when a person fails to take reasonable care to prevent foreseeable harm to others, either through a careless act or a failure to act. In other words, it is the failure to exercise the level of care that an ordinary person would in the same situation. For example, a driver who runs a red light and causes an accident would be considered to have committed ordinary negligence.
  • Gross Negligence – a more serious type of negligence than ordinary negligence. It involves a conscious and voluntary disregard for the need to use reasonable care, resulting in a substantial and unjustifiable risk of harm to others. Gross negligence is often described as a “reckless disregard” for the safety of others. It occurs when a person acts in a way that is substantially below the level of care that a reasonable person would use in the same situation. For example, a doctor who performs surgery while intoxicated would be considered to have committed gross negligence.
  • Willful and wanton negligence- the most serious type of negligence and involves a deliberate and intentional disregard for the safety of others. It occurs when a person acts with a conscious and voluntary disregard for the safety of others, knowing that their actions are likely to cause harm. Willful and wanton negligence is often described as a “conscious indifference” to the safety of others. For example, a person who sets fire to a building knowing that people are inside would be considered to have committed willful and wanton negligence.

The statute of limitations for negligence cases is a time limit that limits the period of time within which a legal action can be filed.

The statute of limitations for negligence cases is usually two years in most states.

In some states, the statute of limitations for negligence cases is three years. This is because they want to give people more time to find out about the injury and decide whether to file a lawsuit or not.

This is a question that many people ask themselves when they are faced with the unfortunate situation of being injured by someone else. The answer to this question is more complex than it seems. Many factors play a role in determining who can be sued in a negligence case.

There are two main types of negligence cases: intentional and non-intentional. Intentional negligence cases are those where the person was acting intentionally, knowing that their actions would cause injury to someone else. Non-intentional cases occur when there is no intent to injure an individual, but damage occurs nonetheless due to a lack of care or attention on behalf of the defendant.

A person who another’s actions have injured may be able to sue anyone who contributed to the injury or anyone whose actions led up to the damage, such as a manufacturer or seller of defective products or someone who created an unsafe condition on property they own and then failed to warn others about it.

In order to prove negligence in a court a person filing a lawsuit must establish four components; Duty of Care, Breach of Duty, Causation and Damage.

Firstly the individual must demonstrate that the person being sued had a responsibility to take care of them.

Following that it must be proven that this duty was violated by the defendant.

Subsequently it needs to be shown that this violation directly caused harm to the individual filing the lawsuit.

Lastly it is essential for the person bringing the case to demonstrate that they suffered losses or injuries due to this breach of duty.

This structure ensures an evaluation of negligence based on the circumstances of each situation.

In Australia when someone wins a negligence case they can get various types of compensation; damages for things like medical bills and lost income; non economic damages for pain and suffering, loss of joy, in life and emotional distress; and sometimes punitive damages to penalise the defendant for their behaviour and prevent it from happening again.

The exact amount and type of compensation can change a lot based on the details of each case and how serious the negligence was.

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