What is negligence and how is that determined?

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What is negligence and how is that determined?

What is negligence and how is that determined?

Negligence is when someone fails to act in the manner of an “ordinary reasonable person. For example, an ordinary and reasonable person would be expected to travel at the posted rate of speed on an Interstate.

However, if there are intervening weather conditions that make it impossible to drive the posted limit, what is the reasonable standard of care that one should take when weather factors might be a factor in driving. Sometimes this critical element in a cause of action has to be determined by a jury if no reasonable settlement can be reached between the parties.

It is important to know what your rights are according to personal injury law. The complexities of personal injury law can be fully explained by a consultation with a reputable personal injury lawyer.



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