what is a negligence tort
A negligence tort is a legal concept that involves a breach of duty resulting in harm or injury. In such cases, an individual or entity fails to exercise reasonable care, leading to foreseeable consequences. To establish negligence, four key elements must be proven: duty of care, breach of that duty, causation, and damages. Essentially, it holds individuals accountable for their actions or lack thereof, when their conduct falls below the standard of care expected in a given situation. Negligence torts are common in personal injury cases, where compensation is sought for losses incurred due to another party's negligent behavior.