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Bennett Law Firm, P.A., The Maine
Bennett Law Firm, P.A., The New Hampshire
Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers Sydney, Australia
Christian & Small LLP Birmingham, Alabama
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton, New York
Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith, P.C. Omaha, Nebraska
Füsthy & Mányai Law Office Budapest, Hungary
Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, P.C. Kansas City, Missouri
Handley Law Center, The Oklahoma City
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP New York, New York
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP Islandia, New York
McKeen & Associates, P.C. Detroit, Michigan
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego, California
Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. Coral Gables, Florida
Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. Miami, Florida
Norchi Forbes, LLC Cleveland, Ohio
O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Minneapolis, Minnesota
O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Roeca Luria Shin LLP Honolulu, Hawaii
Rosen Hagood Charleston, South Carolina
Sweeney McGann Solicitors Ireland
Szilagyi & Daly Hartford, Connecticut

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Negligence, in its basic context, is the failure to use reasonable care. Negligence may consist of action or inaction. A person is negligent if he fails to act as an ordinarily prudent person would act under the circumstances. What constitutes negligence will depend on the facts of each individual case. Generally, a trier of fact needs to determine what a “reasonable” person would do or not do in the given situation.

In some instances, negligence is defined by statute, referred to as negligence per se. In such cases, negligence is determined by failure to comply with the statutory requirements. Negligence per se may also be declared when a person does or omits to do something which is so beyond reasonable behavior standards that it is negligent on its face.

Some acts are considered inherently negligent, with no requirement to prove the negligence was known or intended. For instance, when a doctor leaves a sponge inside a patient, it is inherently negligent. In appropriate cases, affirmative defenses, such as contributory negligence, etc., may also be raised by a defendant.