Probably one of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits involves a claim of negligence. Negligence describes a situation in which a person acts in a careless (or "negligent") manner, which results in someone else getting hurt or property being damaged. Negligence can often be a difficult area of law to define because it involves a legal analysis of the elements of negligence as they relate to the facts of a particular case. FindLaw's Negligence section provides introductory and in-depth information on negligence in personal injury cases. In this section, you can also find helpful summaries of state laws on negligence.

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