Among seasoned and knowledgeable Long Island personal injury attorneys, such as from The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein, PC, the term “negligence” has often been used to establish another person’s fault for the grievance of another, and cases stemming from this have been the subject of many lawsuits. Juris Doctor David Goguen discusses the intricacies of being negligent and the consequences thereof in his article for AllLaw.com.
By definition, negligence is the breach of one’s duty of care for another. “Duty of care” is a legal term that refers to the responsibility one person has to avoid causing harm to another. In a personal injury lawsuit, the first step in proving that another person was negligent is to establish that he or she was assigned the duty of care in the situation from where the injury originated.