What Is Negligence? 

What Does Negligence Mean? Negligence is a word used widely in the legal community, but what does it mean? Negligence is the failure to conduct oneself with the level of care owed to others as a reasonable prudent person would have conducted themself if they were under similar circumstances. For example: If someone decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle knowing that they are intoxicated and then someone gets killed because they drove while under the influence this would be considered negligence. A reasonable person would not get behind the wheel of a vehicle especially while under the [...]

What Is Negligence? 2020-03-04T09:36:15-08:00

Property Owner Liability

PROPERTY OWNER LIABILITY: WHAT IS THE DEFENDANT’S BASIC DUTY OF CARE? Every person who owns or controls the property, has a basic standard of care to maintain that property in a safe condition.  In every property owner liability case, there is a standard of care that must be satisfied.  According to California Civil Jury Instruction (CACI) No. 1001, entitled Basic Standard of Care: A person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls property is negligent if he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. A person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls [...]

Property Owner Liability2020-03-02T12:43:03-08:00