Have you been injured in an incident that was caused by the actions of another party? If so, you know how complex the law can be when it comes to tort law. There are several different terms that you will need to become familiar with. This posting will cover 5 of these terms and make them easier to understand for you.
Negligence is when an individual or company accidentally causes injuries to someone else. If the actions were intentional, then it doesn’t constitute negligence. If an injury is caused by negligence, the victim might be able to get compensation by filing a lawsuit. There are four factors that must be true if a plaintiff is going to prove negligence.
These factors include:
- The duty of care: This is the idea that every individual or company is legally required to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of others.