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The Basics of Negligence

Negligence claims are the bread and butter of almost all personal injury lawsuits. Negligence is the legal doctrine that establishes a duty for all citizens to minimize the risks of their actions to others. If your failure to mitigate the risk results in injury to others, you may be considered liable for those injuries.

If you have been injured as a result of negligent or reckless behavior, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874, and we will thoroughly evaluate your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation.

Criteria of Negligence

In order to prove a negligence claim, the following criteria must be shown:

  • There must be a duty of care. A person has a duty of care to any person who may be subject to non-consensual risk by their actions; they are responsible for minimizing that risk.
  • A breach of the duty of care must occur. If a person does not reasonably minimize the risk of their actions, they have breached their duty.
  • Harm must be caused by the breach. The breach of duty must be what caused the harm, rather than an alternate factor.
  • Actual damages occurred. There must be specific and provable damages that resulted from the injury.

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If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of negligent behavior, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 today, and we will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.