How does California define “negligence” in personal injury cases?

The term negligence means one party fails to exercise the expected level of care in a situation, and that the lapse in care leads to the harm or injury of someone else. This could stem from action, inaction, or oversight. To successfully claim negligence in California, you must prove that there was a duty of care, a breach of this duty, a direct cause of injury, and quantifiable damages. Deciphering these elements can be intricate, which is why you need a skilled personal injury attorney to assist with your case. Reach out to the Law Offices of Fernando Vargas to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case and how we might be of assistance.