The 3 Elements of Negligence

Negligence is a legal term that refers to an act or failure to act that results in harm to another. This is different from a breach of a contract or personal relationship or an omission of a specific legal duty. It is also different from violating an absolute right. Because negligence is a complex issue, proving it can be challenging. However, there are three elements that a plaintiff must prove.

First, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent. This means that they breached their duty of care and did not exercise the proper level of care. Next, the plaintiff must establish a causal relationship between the defendant’s negligence and the negative effect that resulted from it. Depending on the circumstances, the claimant may be able to recover damages for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Negligent conduct can also be defined as failing to use reasonable care in a particular situation. The standard of care is a general principle of conduct that requires that a person behave as a reasonable person would have in similar circumstances. It is important to understand that negligence varies in severity and can depend on different levels of harm.

In this lesson, students will act out various scenarios in which negligence is an issue. After completing their skits, they will discuss with their classmates whether they feel negligence occurred.