Hello everyone, this is Jim parish with the parish law firm. I’m a personal injury lawyer. I handle accident injury claims. People come to my office and often ask me the question: “what is negligence?”
Negligence is simply defined as unreasonable behavior under the circumstances. In an accident type of situation, typically it means that someone has violated a rule of the road or traffic law. For example, someone has failed to stop at a stop sign; failed to stop at a red light; is speeding; has failed to yield the right of way; and so forth. If you are successful in proving that someone has violated one of these traffic laws, then you’re a long way toward proving that that person was negligent. I hope this information has been helpful. Thank you.