The legal term “Negligence” is also known as Carelessness. It is the absence of ordinary care that a reasonable person would use in undertaking his or her activities. Negligent conduct may consist either of an act or a failure to act when there is a duty to do so. In other words, “Negligence” is the failure to do something that a reasonably careful person would have done or doing something that a reasonable and careful person would not have done in light of all the surroundings circumstances.
Ordinary care is the care a reasonably careful person would use under a particular factual situation. Everyone has a duty to use ordinary care not only for his or her own safety and the protection of his or her property, but also to avoid injury to others. What constitutes ordinary care varies according to the particular circumstances and conditions existing then and there. The amount of care required by the law must be in keeping with the degree of danger involved. For more information on this, please contact us.