A negligence case is a common law claim.  There are four elements to a negligence claim.  They are duty, negligence, causation and damages.  This means that the plaintiff has to prove each element in order to prevail. 

The first element of a negligence case:  Duty

The first element of a negligence case is duty.  Proof of a duty is easy because under the law, every truck or car driver has the duty to drive with reasonable care.  The law imposes a duty to drive with reasonable care. 

This means that all drivers must pay attention where they are going, not drive too fast, and do all of the things that a reasonably careful person would do. 

If you or anyone you know is seriously injured by in a car accident in Norwich, Connecticut contact the car accident lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT., 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut