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- 13 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?

    … 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…

    Bruning Legal- 32 readers -
  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … misdiagnosed due to a lack of knowledge or negligent testing related to Lyme disease, you may have a claim to get your medical bills and pain and suffering covered by the negligent medical professional. While sometimes misdiagnoses may be true freak accidents, there is often negligence on the part of the doctor who diagnosed the disease incorrectly. Each…

    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?

    … overlooked and your medical records will be able to serve as evidence2 that your injuries were, in fact, accident-related. Discuss your case with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney for free today Anytime you are in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you should consult with an attorney who has experience…

    Bruning Legal- 35 readers -
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