IL injury lawyerNegligence plays a pivotal role in personal injury cases. You could say it is the cornerstone on which personal injury cases are built. The role negligence plays will vary from case to case but is almost always involved in some form or another. From car accidents to wrongful death, knowing how to properly establish a defendant’s negligence is one step closer to receiving compensation for any damages you have incurred. An attorney can discuss with you the finer details of negligence and its importance to your specific case.

Defining Negligence

Negligence occurs when someone fails to provide a reasonable level of care that they normally would have otherwise in a given situation. Neglecting to perform duties or actions that a reasonable person would have performed that resulted in harm or injury to another individual.