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What is negligence?

You may hear the term “negligence” tied with law issues such as personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, etc. However, the idea of negligence itself can be confusing. Basically, negligence is defined as departing from ordinary, expected behavior or care which results in injury to others.

For instance, look at medical malpractice. You have lawful reason to believe that a doctor will make you better rather than worse. However, if the doctor performs below his or her reasonable, expected level of competence, he or she can fail this duty to you and cause harm. This loss of prudence is negligence.

If someone’s negligence has caused harm to you or someone you know, you should talk to an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer about your rights. Call an experienced personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 for more information.

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