Types of Negligence

There are a number of different forms, types, and categories of negligence. Some of the most common include the following:

Gross Negligence

This is the most obvious form of negligence and goes beyond careless action. It usually shows a total lack of concern for others.

Comparative Negligence

This is where both parties are partially responsible for the injuries or suffering, but the defendant is still required to pay some portion of the damages.

Contributory Negligence

In these situations, the plaintiff caused the injury and cannot collect damages. An example could be sustaining injuries after failing to wear a seatbelt – when a car manufacturer explicitly states you must.

Acts of negligence can include anything but typically involve auto accidents, product liability, professional medical malpractice, wrongful death, toxic exposure, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, aviation disasters, bicycling accidents, and more.

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Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.