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What Is Negligence?


If you’ve been the victim of a car accident in Baltimore or any other type of accident, you could visit a law firm to discuss the possibility of filing a claim on the basis of negligence. Your attorney will review the circumstances of your accident to determine if the other party may be held liable for your medical expenses, property damage, or other losses. This can occur if that individual was somehow negligent in causing the accident.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, negligence is broadly defined as a deviation from the standard of care that most people would generally consider reasonable for the purpose of preventing harm to others. For example, your attorney could argue that the other driver caused a car crash through negligence because he or she ran a red light.