Regardless of how you were injured – whether in an auto accident, a medical accident, a slip or fall, or by some other means – you must be able to prove “negligence” in order to have a viable case and obtain compensation for the harm done to you.
So, what is “negligence”? Negligence is a legal term that means “unreasonably careless.” To make out a personal injury claim based on negligence, you must be able to prove:
- The person who injured you owed you a “duty of care” – that is, had an obligation to act with reasonable care toward you;
That person did not fulfill his obligation;
That person’s failure to abide by the duty of care caused you to be harmed; and
You were, in fact, harmed.
This quiz will help you determine if the circumstances surrounding your injury will support a negligence case.