What is Duty of Care?

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If you have ever been confused by legal jargon, the personal injury attorneys at Harding Mazzotti are here to help! Watch the video below for a quick and easy explanation of the term and what it might mean in a personal injury case.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Defines Duty of Care

Attorney Paul Harding described it as, “A basic requirement that one has to do under a particular set of circumstances, but probably better defined by an example. So, if you own a business, you have the duty of care to make that business safe and free from hazards to the general public.”

Another example would be if a negligent company creates a product with design flaws that harm consumers, the company would have breached its duty of care to manufacture a product free of unreasonable danger. In this case, they may be held liable.

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