A general negligence claim arises out of a breach of a duty owed to one party or parties by another party or parties that results in damages to persons or property. In a general negligence claim, the plaintiff is required to show the following:
- the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff
- the defendant breached that duty
- the plaintiff sustained damages; and
- the defendant’s breach of duty was the proximate cause of plaintiff’s claimed damages.
General negligence claims encompass a broad category of cases in Michigan, including:
- Dog bites
- Negligent entrustment
- Employment-related negligence
- Negligent infliction of emotional distress
Hewson & Van Hellemont has experienced attorneys who specialize in the handling of all types of general negligence claims.