What is negligence?

Negligence is a legal term of art. When stripped down to its bare bones it just means liability, who’s at fault for the accident. It has four main subparts. Let’s take a simple car accident, rear-ender as an example where another person then runs into my client because we represent the injured parties.

That person who ran into my client, the first element is duty. There was a duty to be driving reasonably on the road to the state of Florida. Second element is breach. When that other driver impacts, collides, causes a car accident with my client, that’s a breach of the duty to act reasonably because if they were driving reasonably, there’d be no accident. Okay? Fair enough. Third and fourth go together. It’s causation and damages. That accident must then cause damages in the form of injuries to my client, be it physically or emotionally.

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