What is a negligent tort?
Negligent torts are the most common type of torts; negligent torts are not deliberate, but arise when someone fails to act as a reasonable person to someone he/she owes a duty to, resulting in an injury. The elements of negligence are: A person owes a duty to the victim; he/she violated that duty; an injury arises because of that violation; and the injury was reasonably foreseeable as a result of the person’s actions. To succeed in a negligence action, the injured party must prove these elements by a preponderance of the evidence. Negligence can be summed up as one’s failure to exercise reasonable care. Examples of negligent torts include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and most medical malpractice cases.