Yes! This term is critical to Georgia personal injury law. Negligence is when an individual or entity fails to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to another person. There are 4 elements to negligence in personal injury law: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty refers to the legal obligation of the defendant to exercise reasonable care towards the plaintiff. A breach, occurs when the defendant fails to meet their duty of care. Causation requires the plaintiff to prove that the defendant’s breach of duty was the direct cause of their injuries. Lastly damages refers to the actual harm suffered by the plaintiff.