General Negligence

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:

  1. the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff
  2. the defendant breached that duty
  3. the plaintiff sustained damages; and
  4. 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
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Negligent entrustment
  • Employment-related negligence
  • Negligent infliction of emotional distress
  • Malpractice

Hewson & Van Hellemont has experienced attorneys who specialize in the handling of all types of general negligence claims.

General Negligence Attorneys