What is negligence?

Negligence is a term commonly used in personal injury law that refers to any type of reckless, careless, or wanton action that results in the injury or death of another. For example, when a driver is inattentive and causes an accident that is negligence, or when a person text messages while driving and causes an accident, that may also be considered negligence. Similarly, if a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on his premises, but fails to take appropriate action to remedy the dangerous condition and a guest or patron suffers an injury due to the dangerous condition, the property owner will be considered negligent and will be held liable for paying damages.