What does “negligence” mean in a personal injury case?

Negligence is when a person or a company does something wrong which causes someone else an injury. To show negligence in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must show:

  1. that the wrongdoer had a duty to the plaintiff,
  2. the wrongdoer breached that duty,
  3. the wrongdoer’s negligent action caused the plaintiff’s injury, and
  4. the plaintiff suffered harm.
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