General Negligence

General negligence is an individual's failure to conform to the standard of care that a "reasonably prudent person in the same or similar situation" would have exercised in the same or similar circumstances.   To win a case for general negligence, an injured person must prove that they were owed a duty of care, that such duty was breached, that their injury was caused by the breach of duty, and that damages (i.e., medical or monetary) exist.