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Personal Injury: The ‘Reasonable Person’

The “Reasonable Person” Every person and organization has a legal obligation to avoid conduct that is likely to cause harm to others. This is called the Duty of Care, and it requires that a person act toward others with the prudence and attention of a reasonable person under each circumstance in question. If a person does not meet this general standard of care, their conduct (which may be an action or an omission) may be considered negligent and they may be held liable for any resulting injury or damages caused to others. The injured party (plaintiff) has a...