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Understanding Negligence

The claim of negligence is at the basis of almost every personal injury lawsuit. Negligence is based on the notion that every person has a moral and legal duty to minimize risk when engaging in activities that may subject others to non-consensual risk. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any injuries that result.

If you have been injured as a result of negligent or reckless behavior, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874, and we will evaluate your case.

Criteria of Negligence

To prove a negligence claim, the following four criteria must typically be met:

  • A duty of care must exist. Whenever a person takes an action that may put someone else at a risk they have not consented to, they have a duty to reasonably minimize that risk.
  • That duty must be breached. If a person has failed to reasonably minimize the risk of their actions, they are in breach of their duty of care.
  • The breach must be the cause of harm. It must be proven that the breach of duty was what caused the injury, rather than an outside factor.
  • Actual damages occurred. Specific damages, either financial, physical, emotional or otherwise, must be articulated.

Contact a Wausau Personal Injury Lawyer

Contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 if you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. We will fight for your legal rights and work to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law.