Duty - Term Definition What is Negligence Negligence is the...

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Term: What is Negligence Definition: Negligence is the lack of ordinary care, it is the failure of a person to do something reasonable person would do or the act of person in doing something a reasonable person would not do. Term: Duty when acting Definition: When a person acts (engages in affirmative conduct), then it is presumed that the actor owes a duty to do so as reasonable prudent person would have acted in his place under the circumstances. Term: Duty when rendering aid Definition: When an actor attempts to do anything for another, then he has a duty to act with reasonable prudent care and not injure or worsen position of the person by way of a negligent performance. Term: Duty when rendering aid in an emergency Definition: when an actor in good faith renders reasonable aid to an emergency to victim, then he is not liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions.
Term: Duty when causing an accident Definition: When the defendant has caused an accident, then it has a duty of reasonable care to provide some rescue or seek help from others. Term: Duty to rescuer Definition: When a defendant's negligence causes imminent peril or the reasonable

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