Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances, where harm caused by carelessness, not intentional action. Accidents that are considered the "fault of another" may be negligent. Personal or catastrophic injury cases may include negligence.
What are the elements in a negligence case?
- Duty: There was a legal duty owed to the person injured or harmed.
- Breach: Violation of the legal duty to act or failing to act in a specific manner.
- Causation: The negligent action must have caused the injury.
- Damages: There must be harm or injury as a result of the action or inaction.
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