Negligence is a basis for a wide variety of legal claims in the law of torts. It's best to think of tort law as civil injury law. A common example of tort law, and a familiar way to explain how negligence works, is to think of drivers on the road, rules of the road and car accidents. In a car accident, it is usually established that one person caused the accident, and that person is responsible to pay for all the damages incurred to the other parties involved.
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