Knowledge is Power
Negligence is a wrongful act (referred to as a “tort”) arising from carelessness or the failure to act with reasonable care when such conduct causes damage to the person or property of another. To prove negligence in a personal injury claim, a plaintiff has to prove the following four (4) things:
- The defendant/tortfeasor (the individual that committed the wrongful act) had a duty/obligation to the plaintiff.
- That the defendant/tortfeasor violated or breached that duty.
- The breach of duty caused damage/injury to the plaintiff; and
- The plaintiff suffered damages.