I am in a law class and I have been trying to find some information about this but all I find is references to elements of tort law. Are they the same things? If not what are the four elements of legal negligence? I thank you for any help you can give!
Avvo Email - Rated Professionals. Expert Advice.The elements are: 1. Duty, 2. Breach, 3. Causation, 4. Damages.
Negligence is a tort.
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All of the duty breach cause and harm answers are absolutely correct. But, without including foreseeability into the analysis you would miss a key ingredient into any negligence prima facie case. Foreseeability can come into both the duty and the causation elements.
/s/ Professor Myers
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