Negligence

Negligence (Lat. negligentia, from neglegere, to neglect, literally "not to pick up something") is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances. The area of tort law known as negligence involves harm caused by carelessness, not intentional harm.According to Jay M. Feinman of the Rutgers University School of Law; "The core idea of negligence is that people should exercise reasonable care when they act by taking account of the potential harm that they might foreseeably cause harm to other people.
Posts about Negligence
  • NEGLIGENCE OF PROPERTY APPRAISER

    … A new appellate decision came out discussing the statute of limitations associated with a negligence claim against a property appraiser. In this case, Llano Financing Group, LLC v. Petit, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D2071a (Fla. 1st DCA 2017), the court held that the four year statute of limitations for negligence claims commences when the lender relied…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 14 readers -
  • NEGLIGENT PROCUREMENT OF INSURANCE

    … As you know, insurance is an important part of risk assessment for many, many business needs. Oftentimes, an insured relies on an insurance broker or agent to procure specific insurance to meet its express business objectives and risks. Notably, there is a potential negligence claim associated with an insurance agent or broker’s negligent…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 14 readers -
  • QUALIFYING AGENTS AND COMMON LAW NEGLIGENCE

    … Can a qualifying agent be sued for negligence? Yes, there is authority for arguments to pursue a qualifying agent under a common law theory of negligence. A qualifying agent is not individually liable for breaching its statutory duties set forth in Florida Statutes Chapter 489— Chapter 489 governing qualifying agents for contractors does…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 11 readers -
  • The Danger of Running a Red Light

    … Approximately 900 people die each year because of negligent drivers who run red lights. Engineers study the flow of traffic and the unique qualities of each intersection to help determine the best way to keep drivers safe. Traffic lights and traffic signs are installed at intersections to give direction to drivers. When a driver makes…

    Christopher Hoffmann/ St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 35 readers -
  • Megabus Accidents

    …, it is not difficult to believe that some negligence has been involved with this recent rash of Megabus accidents. In fact, several victims of these crashes have successfully filed lawsuits against Megabus to cover the bills and pain and suffering associated with the crashes. If you have been in a Megabus accident, you too may have a claim…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Who Is Responsible for a Car Accident That Occurs in Bad Weather?

    … months or even years of lost income as well as medical expenses that may be well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. To discuss your case at no charge to you with one of our St. Louis car accident attorneys, call Bruning Legal today at 314-898-3078. References: 1 https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence 2 http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes…

    Bruning Legal- 32 readers -
  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … misdiagnosed as Lyme disease by doctors who did not run a proper panel of tests. Sometimes this is due to a false positive on a Lyme test. People often test positive for Lyme disease for a number of bacterial infections. If the wrong bacteria is identified, it could lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic entirely, which only strengthens the disease’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Train Accidents

    … lives and injured an estimated 200 people near Philadelphia on May 12. It’s too early to know exactly what happened to Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, and it would be inappropriate to speculate about that incident until the fate of every passenger is known, and the National Transportation Safety Board finishes its investigation. However, it’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Are People Lying About Texting and Driving?

    … will always risk it, despite texting while driving being illegal in most states, including Illinois. This negligence can cause terrible accidents that are difficult to recover from. If you are injured in an accident caused by another driver’s poor choices, you may deserve additional compensation. Call the experienced Illinois accident lawyers at the Staver…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 26 readers -
  • Are Commercial Truck Accident Cases Different Than Car Accident Cases?

    … with these regulations. Trucking companies are often liable for the negligence of their drivers One of the fundamental doctrines of Missouri tort law is that employers are often responsible for the tortious conduct of their employees. As a result, individuals who are injured in accidents caused by truck driver negligence often file a claim against…

    Bruning Legal- 28 readers -
  • Dallas Trench Collapse Lawyer

    … period of time. While it is difficult for most people to believe a company might actually choose profits over the safety of their workers, this type of negligence has occurred throughout time, and is the reason it was necessary for OSHA to implement specific guidelines regarding the construction of trenches. Responsibility for trench collapses…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
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