Negligence in Florida is a failure to use reasonable care, with harm to another party occurring as a result. For example, if John pulls the trigger on what he thinks is an unloaded gun and inadvertently shoots Jane, than John has negligently harmed Jane.
Negligence law was formed under the belief that members of society should act in ways that avoid the creation of unreasonable risk of harm to others.
In order for a negligence claim to exist, the following must apply:
- The defendant owed a “duty of care” to the plaintiff.
- The defendant breached that duty
- The plaintiff suffered injury or loss.
- That breach was the direct cause of that injury or loss.
If you have been negligently harmed by a person or entity, or you are being sued for negligence in Florida, contact Boyer Law Firm’s civil litigation attorneys today.