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

    … 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…

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    … is a professional and who is not. Instead of walking down that slippery slope, the court stated: “At a minimum, in a profession where a license exists, the existence of a license is a valid barometer for determining whether a person is classified as a professional. “ Sunset Beach Investments, supra. Please contact David Adelstein at or (954) 361-4720 if you have questions or would like more information regarding this article. You can follow David Adelstein on Twitter @DavidAdelstein1. …

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    … 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…

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  • 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?

    … involved in a car accident that occurred during adverse weather should contact one of our St. Louis car accident attorneys as soon as possible. Negligence in poor weather is still negligence Drivers owe the public a duty to operate their vehicles in a way that does not pose an unreasonable risk of injury to others. The degree of care that a driver…

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  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … Only in recent years have doctors become aware of just how common chronic Lyme disease can be. Unfortunately, there is still so much about this disease that we do not know, which leads to misdiagnosis. Since Lyme disease has such nonspecific symptoms, including fatigue, stiff neck, headaches, light and sound sensitivity, anemia, dizziness, joint…

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

    … natural for residents in Chicago to wonder “What if that happened here? Who would be responsible?” When a train derails, there may be a number of factors at play in why that happened. A train accident may be just that — an accident that no one could anticipate or prevent. Or there may be negligence involved. When that’s the case, people who…

    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

    … is injured or killed as a result of this negligence, the injured worker or the family of a deceased worker may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Trench & Shoring Accidents Causes of trench collapse accidents. Trench collapse accidents are far too common and can occur for many different reasons…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
  • 5 Lessons We Can All Learn from the 2015 Illinois Driver Handbook

    … are in an accident due to another, less-informed person’s negligence, you may deserve extra compensation for your injuries and damages. Call us today at the Staver Law Group today at for a free consultation on your case. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The post 5 Lessons We Can All Learn from the 2015 Illinois Driver Handbook appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • Should I See a Physician After a Minor Car Accident?

    … that they receive the compensation they deserve. Call Bruning Legal in St. Louis, Missouri for a free consultation at 314-898-3078 today. References: 1 2 Related Posts Can I Sue The Government For Accidents Caused by Road…

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  • Restaurant Related Injuries

    … member present trained to deal with a choking emergency? Food poisoning. Is your food fresh, clean, stored properly, and then cooked to the appropriate temperature to kill any bacteria? Have all utensils, surfaces, equipment, and plates been adequately cleaned and sanitized? Cuts and wounds. Have you been warned about sharp or pointy utensils…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
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