What does negligence mean regarding personal injury lawsuits?
Negligence is the legal term that is lodged against the party that caused injury to my client in the formal legal complaint. Broken down, what does negligence actually means, it means who’s at fault. Who’s liable for the injuries. Negligence itself is broken down into four subparts. Those being duty, breach, causation, and damages.
In a very simple context, all it means is that the adverse party, or the person who caused my client’s injuries had a duty to act reasonably. That the failure to act reasonably, an example being a car accident. Being not driving properly caused a car collision. Then that in conjunction with the causation and damages then caused injuries to my client. Either physical or emotional.