Negligence can be a tricky area of law to define. It describes a situation when someone accidently does something wrong, which causes someone else to get hurt. A person can be held liable for any damages they cause through their careless (or "negligent") behavior. It can be as simple as forgetting to lock your front gate and letting your dog run free and attack someone. Or, it could be causing be a much more complicated series of events to unfold. Click on the links below for introductory and in-depth information on negligence in a personal injury case, including summaries of state laws on negligence.
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