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Video Transcribed: What is negligence? This is Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working in personal injury in Tulsa. And today, we’re going to be discussing the legal concept of negligence.

Now, generally speaking, negligence is when you have one party who owes a duty to another party, and they end up breaching that duty and it results in damages to that person.

Now, a lot of the time, you will see this manifest where you’ll have a person driving a car. And instead of protecting those around them by paying attention to the roadway, they might look down at their cell phone or might be fiddling with a radio, and then they cause a car wreck.

Now you can also have it to where you have a shopkeeper who invites customers into their establishment. They leave some water on the floor, they don’t clean it up, and then someone falls and gets hurt.

Or you might even see it in a situation where you have a person who has a dangerous dog and they take it out in the public, don’t put a muzzle on it, and then it bites somebody. So in the following videos, we’re going to be breaking down the four main concepts of negligence. You have a duty, a breach of duty, causation, and damages.

So we’re going to be delving into those a little bit more.  If you need a personal injury attorney in Tulsa, Ok in which you are seeking legal help concerning your accident, feel free to contact a Tulsa Personal Injury Attorney.

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