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What is Negligence?

Mathew Kerbis, The Subscription Attorney

This show brings bite-sized educational minutes every week about different legal topics.

On today’s episode, Mathew Kerbis, The Subscription Attorney, answers the question, "What is negligence?"

Negligence has four parts that have to be proven. (1) The first is you have a duty or a responsibility. (2) You breach that duty or you don't do the thing you were supposed to do. (3) Causation is the third part. By not doing what you're supposed to do, that causes somebody to have (4) damages. That could mean that they're hurt, or something that belonged to them got broken. A real world example is a car accident. You have a legal responsibility to drive safely and not cause an accident with another car on the road. If you do, that means you breached that duty. If causing the accident also caused some damage to that person's vehicle or they got hurt, then they may have damages.

That's negligence.

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The Law for Kids Podcast brings bite-sized educational minutes every week about different legal topics.