What constitutes negligence?

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Negligence is when a person’s failure to act responsibly causes you harm; it is defined as the carelessness of another to act within the recognized standards of behavior established by law. The state of Washington uses comparative negligence to determine who is at fault for an accident, which means that you can be partially responsible for you injuries and still possibly receive a settlement. There are many different types of accidents where negligence can be a contributory factor; such as auto accidents, construction site injuries and even stores that don’t properly clean their floors.