What Is Negligence?

In legal terms, negligence is defined as a failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care in a given situation, resulting in the injury of another party. The exact definition of reasonable care may vary by court.

To judge whether an individual or entity has committed a negligent action, courts will determine if a tortious or wrongful act occurred. If the individual or entity did commit a wrongful act, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation.

Individuals who have been injured because of the negligent actions of others may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. For a free case evaluation, contact the Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160.