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

How To Prove Causation In A Premises Liability Case?

CAUSATION IN A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE Causation in a premises liability case is difficult to prove.  If a duty of care is imposed, the plaintiff bears the burden of proving a substantial link or nexus between the breach or omission and the injury. Not only must the plaintiff prove that the defendant breached its duty, the plaintiff must also prove that the breach caused the injury. The defendant property owner can be found liable if the plaintiff can demonstrate that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care and that this failure was the “proximate cause” of the injury. Proximate Cause [...]

How To Prove Causation In A Premises Liability Case?2020-03-02T12:56:29-08:00