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If you are injured as a result of another person’s irresponsible or negligent behavior, they may be held responsible (legally accountable) for your suffering. The legal term for that carelessness is “negligence.”

The majority of negligence claims are civil lawsuits known as “tort actions.” The word “tort” simply refers to a legal wrong. You may sue someone for the harm they inflicted on you either through carelessness or intentional wrongdoing under negligence law. Negligence occurs when someone’s conduct or failure to act falls below a reasonable level of care.

If you have been a victim of a tort of negligence, it is in your best interests to contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyers immediately. Our experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you to understand tort and personal injury law, as well as help you file your civil case. For a free case evaluation, call us now.

Legal Definition Of Negligence

What is the difference between negligence and carelessness? Carelessness is a type of negligence. Expecting people to act appropriately and with standards of care helps to promote a decent society. When a person performs something improper that causes injury to someone else and does not exercise the degree of care that reasonable people would in the same scenario, negligence will apply. When performing, negligence also examines whether a person took adequate safety measures to avoid hurting others.

Negligence is commonly seen in personal injury claims, such as slip and fall, automobile accidents, and cases where someone did not exercise reasonable caution. As a result, while negligence can exist in both civil and criminal law, this lesson focuses on the tort of negligence in unintentional wrongful conduct that causes damage.

Tort Of Negligence


The tort of negligence may be committed by any conduct that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to another person. A lot of tort law includes intent, but what if a person does not act with the required intention and yet causes damage? Yes, and here is where negligence enters the equation. In general tort law, the failure to use a reasonable degree of care is the difference between negligence and tort law negligence. Being negligent is being careless; whether it rises to the level of a tort depends on a variety of circumstances.

The extent to which the tort of negligence applies is determined based on the level of reasonableness. What determines reasonableness varies depending on the situation. Obviously, reasonableness is influenced by a person’s knowledge and experience as well as their attitudes toward issues. To avoid liability, a person cannot claim ignorance to generally acknowledged facts. A person driving carelessly on ice and causing an accident and then claiming that they were unaware ice was slippery would not be enough.

If a person has special skills or training, they are held to the same standard as others with similar abilities. If a pilot flies an airplane, he or she will be held to the same level of performance as other pilots, not individuals in general. Physical and mental characteristics influence negligence. If a person is physically unable to act reasonably due to a physical disability, he or she cannot be held to the same reasonable person standard. The capacity of intellect is not usually compared in the same way. When determining negligence, mental ability is rarely considered. Otherwise, they could argue that they were unaware that reasonable people do anything to avoid being harmed.

In tort law, there are two sorts of negligence. One is that carelessness is a state of mind. This refers to the way a person acts in respect to, for example, negligent trespass or negligent defamation. The first sort focuses on a subjective definition of negligence. The action itself is the second consideration. It’s the act that puts you in risk. This sort of negligence tort is more objective, and it’s considered distinct wrongdoing.

Elements Of Negligence Tort


In order to establish a case of negligence in tort law, a plaintiff must show that four components were fulfilled. The following are the four elements necessary for establishing a case of negligence in tort law:

  1. existence of a legal duty
  2. breach of that duty
  3. that breach was the proximate and actual cause of the injuries
  4. damages
  • The existence of a legal duty is defined as a legal obligation for someone to act reasonably in light of their connection with another person. In many situations, determining who owes whom a duty is the crux of the problem. Is there a sort of relationship between the parties that implies a responsibility? Are there any physical or emotional ties? Duty does not have to be established based on a connection or relationship with another person. A driver has a duty to pedestrians to use caution and avoid hitting them, even if there is no personal connection. There are many different sorts of relationships, therefore numerous kinds of duties owed to others. If a defendant contributed to the creation of a risk that harmed the plaintiff, if they volunteered to safeguard the plaintiff, or if they realized their conduct would harm the plaintiff, they would have an obligation to act. A possessor of land, for example, who has a duty of care to intruders is an instance of this. In general, there is no duty of care owed to trespassers on land since they are uninvited.
  • Breach of duty occurs when there is an established duty, and a lack of reasonable care in the performance of that duty, it is negligence. The highest degree of caution in every scenario isn’t required; rather, it’s only necessary to use normal care. The amount of effort put forth depends on the visibility of the danger involved. If a reasonable person knew that his or her conduct might result in an injury and that a reasonable person would have avoided the situation, failing to do so might constitute a breach of duty. A driver violating the duty of care to a pedestrian and striking them is an example of a breach of duty.
  • Proximate cause is when there are circumstances in which the defendant’s carelessness caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Was it a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s conduct that the plaintiff was hurt? A person negligently trimmed trees in their yard is an example of a proximate cause. A huge limb fell into the neighbor’s yard without their knowledge. The next day, the neighbor went out at night and tumbled down the hill, striking his head on a slab of concrete. Was the defendant’s chopping down of the tree the immediate cause of the plaintiff’s harm? Most likely yes. If the harm occurred as a result of other factors, it would not be the immediate cause.
  • Damages are defined as the loss of earnings or profits, property damage, medical expenses, and costs relating to hospitalization or rehabilitation. The defendant’s negligence may have harmed or destroyed the plaintiffs’ interests. If no provable losses can be established, the defendant is not liable for legal carelessness. The three types of damages are nominal damages, compensatory damages, and punitive damages. Pain and suffering, lost income, shortened life expectancy, and any actual harm are all examples of damages.

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If you or someone you know has been injured, an experienced tort lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Texas Personal Injury Lawyers have deep expertise with tort law and have represented clients in claims involving car accidents, slips, falls, and wrongful death. For a free consultation, contact us now.

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