negligence

(redirected from Proof of Negligence)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Proof of Negligence: negligence

negligence

A breach in the performance of a legal duty,proximately resulting in harm to another. Central to the concept of negligence is the problem of determining the exact duty owed.For example, does one owe any duties of care regarding the condition of property so as not to injure trespassers? If there is no duty,there can be no negligence,no matter how sloppy and careless the act.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Negligence

A lack of such reasonable care and caution as would be expected of a prudent person. A penalty may be assessed if any part of an underpayment of tax is due to negligent or intentional disregard of rules and regulations.
Copyright © 2008 H&R Block. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission from H&R Block Glossary
References in periodicals archive ?
The physician however exercised due care by ensuring that there were no puncture wounds as a result of the broken needle and the res ipsa principle was not applied because it was felt that there was no prima facie proof of negligence on the part of the doctor concerned.
prima facie proof of negligence." (185) James claimed that Pollock
Failure to comply with an industry standard is admissible as "some" proof of negligence, usually with a devastating effect on the defense of the case.
'It's not absolute proof of negligence, but it will be used as evidence to illustrate negligence,' said David Yas, editor of Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly.
The fund guarantees complete and immediate compensatory damages to every victim of the terrorist attacks without proof of negligence, duty, or causation.