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Negligence

Posted on:10/13/2012
The Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century and the automobile of the twentieth both caused a marked increase in serious personal injuries.


The Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century and the automobile of the twentieth both caused a marked increase in serious personal injuries. These injuries were caused by machines and the human beings that control them. Injury was usually accidental rather than intentional.

 

A complete listing of the names of the causes of action in tort would be dominated by intentional torts, but the cases actually brought for personal injuries would be dominated by the single cause of action called negligence. Most people are injured accidentally and not intentionally.

 

In negligence law, liability arises through a different notion of fault than intent. In a sense, negligence is simply culpable carelessness. Poor judgment, momentary inattention, and lack of foresight often result in injury. Negligence law sought and found a measure by which the failure to exercise due care could be categorized as fault and thereby incur liability.

 

Because negligence applies to the myriad injuries incurred daily through oversight and carelessness, it is not possible to cover in the elements the precise circumstances that give rise to liability; they are simply too numerous. The reasonable person standard acknowledges that what may be prudent conduct in one situation may not be prudent in another.

 

For professionals, the standard of care is measured by professional standards in the community in which the professional practices or by a national standard for specialists. It would hardly do for a jury to decide what a reasonably prudent person would do when performing brain surgery.


  
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