An Introduction to Liability, Negligence, and All Things In Between


Marler Clark associate attorney Drew Falkenstein wrote this article for the Legal Briefs column in the September, 2005 Journal of Environmental Health. In it, he breaks down elements of a legal claim, including liability, negligence, duty, breach, and causation. He concludes, "For now you have, in nutshell form at least, the tools to assess virtually any situation in which a plaintiff files a negligence lawsuit against a defendant."

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