You may see advertisements that talk about "negligent or reckless behavior caused by another individual, group, or company" that is claimed to cause an injury to a person. These ads describe injuries that sound gruesome, and it gives a person watching the advertisement the impression that the company who is sued did something horribly wrong. But many times, businesses are sued for negligence when in fact, there was no fault on the part of the business. It may be that the person suing is bringing a frivilous lawsuit, but other times, it is a case of mistaken identity or misplaced blame. Since lawsuits increase the cost of business, and therefore cause an increase in the cost of goods and services, the lawyers at DeHay & Elliston are committed to providing a defense to companies or individuals who are sued for negligence and strive for early resolutions of claims in order to control costs of litigation.