Many people know that there are four parts to the legal test of negligence in personal injury law. They have probably used the term “duty of care” used frequently without really knowing what it means. The duty of care is one of the central concepts of tort law.

It is the basis for personal injury lawsuits. In order to be in a position where you can receive financial compensation from someone who injures you, they must have owed you the duty to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances.

If they breached the duty of care, and you were injured because of it, you may be eligible for a settlement or jury award. First, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.