Negligence Definition and Concepts

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What is the essential element of negligence related to the duty of care?

Breach of a legal duty

According to Lord Wright, what does negligence properly connote?

Complex concept of duty, breach, and damage

What does the Caparo test require the court to consider in relation to negligence?

Reasonable foreseeability of damage

What type of harm does negligence protect against, according to the provided text?

Economic loss

What is the meaning of 'proximity' in the context of imposing a duty of care?

It refers to foreseeability that the defendant's actions could cause damage to the claimant.

What is the 'reasonable man' test used for in the context of negligence?

To assess whether the defendant's behavior conformed to the standard of care expected in that situation.

What does 'standard of care' refer to in the context of negligence?

It is the duty to do whatever a reasonable person would do to prevent harm occurring.

What factor is NOT considered when deciding what behavior would be expected of the reasonable person in a negligence case?

Economic consequences of imposing a duty of care.

In negligence, what does 'causation' refer to?

The defendant's breach causing damage or injury to the claimant.

What is NOT a factor considered when deciding what behavior would be expected of the reasonable person in a negligence case?

Defendant's state of mind at the time of committing negligence.

Test your knowledge of negligence with this quiz covering the definition and concepts. Explore the legal duty to take care, breach, and damage suffered by the person owed the duty.

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