Negligence is at the heart of many personal injury lawsuits, but what does the term really mean? Take a look at this video for a concise legal definition of negligence.

At its core, negligence is a failure to act in a way deemed appropriate to prevent reasonable harm. Negligence relies on the idea of the “reasonable man” and how he would hypothetically conduct himself in order to protect others; acting in a way that does not comply with this standard may qualify as negligence.

Negligence can happen in almost any area of life. If you’ve been injured because of another person’s careless failure to reasonably foresee the possibility of injury, you may have been a victim of negligence. To discuss your case, call (301) 840-0404 and speak to the Gaithersburg personal injury attorneys of Sussman & Simcox.

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