Black’s law Dictionary defines negligence as the failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances; it is the doing of some act which a person of ordinary prudence would not have done under similar circumstances or failure to do what a person of ordinary prudence would have done under similar circumstances.
In other words, negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. When people don’t act carefully, other people are hurt. Whether it is talking on a cell phone that causes a car crash or failing to mop a grocery store floor that causes a fall or failing to warn consumers about the risks of a cholesterol-lowering drug.
No one wants to hurt another person, but injuries do occur when people aren’t careful. When injuries occur, Fonvielle Lewis Messer & McConnaughhay can help.