Verdicts & Settlements: $20 million awarded - child sex abuse case in Stamford    $1.1 million won - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    $1 million - Injured worker requiring back surgery    $1 million+ Awarded - Woman in car accident Rt. 17    $975,000 Recovered - Foot Injury at Work    $650,000 Recovered - Woman suffered neck injury required surgery    $580,000 Recovered - Head Trauma as a Result of Falling Downstairs    $500,000 Recovered - Pedestrian Hit by Car    $500,000 Recovered - Rear End Car Accident    $425,000 Recovered - Rear End Tractor Trailer Accident    $380,000 Recovered - Dog Bite by Police Dog    $155,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall on Walkway    $125,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall at a Supermarket

What is negligence, and, how important for my case is it to prove negligence?

Negligence is the failure to act with a certain level of care that is expected from a reasonable person. It can also be an omission to perform a certain duty. It is very important in a personal injury claim because it is the fundamental legal basis to demonstrate that the victim suffered because of the irresponsible conduct of the responsible party. Negligence provides the moral basis in an injury claim. It determines whether a personal injury victim will receive compensation and how much they may receive.

Proving negligence