Definition  ==>  negligence is the breach of a legal duty to act reasonably that causes injury to another person  [negligence falls under tort law]
4 Elements of a Negligence Case
  1. the existence of a duty
  2. breach of that duty
  3. proximate cause
  4. injury
Legal Status of the Plaintiff
  • invitees
  • licensees
  • trespassers
  • others
Doctrines Generally Favoring the Plaintiff
  • Res Ipsa Loquitor
  • Children and the Reasonable Person Test
    • reasonable accommodations for children
    • attractive nuisance doctrine
  • Negligence Per Se

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