Perhaps no legal cause of action is more frequently applied oruniversal than one sounding in negligence.

We bring it when another driver damages our vehicles, when ourbuildings are damaged from faulty construction, and when a medicalprocedure leaves a patient worse off than before.

While some negligence actions may be held to a heightenedstandard (i.e., professional malpractice, or may be codified torequire particular facts), negligence is largely evaluated underthe same four elements in any variation: Duty, breach, causationand damages.

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