What Is Negligence?
Negligence in Massachusetts, and in all states, means failing to act reasonably in a situation and causing injury to a person(s) as a direct result. As a Boston accident lawyer, negligence is the lynchpin of each case my office handles. Whether it be a Massachusetts car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of personal injury case, the injury victim must prove the following elements in order to win a negligence case against a defendant:
1) The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. This means that the one who caused the injuries had a legal duty to act in a reasonable manner toward the victim. An example of a duty of care is that we all have a duty while driving not to drive into the rear of the car in front of us.