What Is Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

Negligence involves doing or failing to do something that any reasonable or responsible person would do in a specific situation, and injury or loss occurs to a victim as a result. There are specifics that must be shown to make a claim of negligence in a personal injury case.

How Is a Claim of Negligence Made in a Personal Injury Case?

In order to make a claim of negligence against another party or business, you would need to show that:

  • The person you believe is responsible for your injury or loss owed you a duty of care, and breached that duty of care that they owed you.
  • You suffered a loss, physical injury or some other type of damage at the hands of the negligent party.
  • Your injury occurred as a result of the failure to provide the duty of care.

All of these must be shown for a successful claim of personal injury to be fil