negligence definition

Negligence: What it is and How to Prove it

Most personal injury cases proceed on a theory of negligence. Even product liability cases, which have the additional option in most instances of proceeding on what is known as “strict liability”, may also proceed on negligence. Automobile cases, slip and falls, dog bites, and most other cases are ultimately submitted to juries based on whether the defendant was negligent in…


Sexual Assault:  Uber & Lyft 

In recent years, thousands of riders and drivers of Uber and Lyft have fallen victim to harassment, unwanted physical contact, indecent exposure, sexual assault, and rape. For instance, Uber reported 3,824 incidents of sexual assault and misconduct in 2019 and 2020. Of the 998 incidents of sexual assault reported in 2020, 141 of those incidents were reported as non-consensual sexual penetration or rape. For both…


Civil Lawsuits – Sexual Abuse and Schools 

Sexual violence reports at schools are drastically rising.  From the 2015-16 school year to the 2017-18 school year, schools reported a 55-percent increase in sexual violence. Each year, students are sexually assaulted by other students and teachers. In certain situations, schools can be held liable for sexual abuse that occurs on their property or by one of their teachers/employees.  This…