What Does It Mean to Be “Negligent”?

Arkansas Injury Attorney Andy Taylor
Arkansas Injury Attorney Andy Taylor

I grew up watching The People’s Court as a kid.  (This was the old version with Judge Wapner, Officer Rusty Burrell, and Doug Llewelyn).  I watched it enough that there are three phrases from the show that I can still quote verbatim:

  • “What you are witnessing is real.  The participants are NOT actors.  They are actual litigants with a case pending in California Municipal Court.  Both parties have agreed to dismiss their court cases, and have their disputes settled here, in our forum, the People’s Court!”
  • “What a reasonably prudent person would or would not do in the same or similar circumstances.”
  • “I’m Doug Llewelyn, and if somebody [whatever the defendant had done in that day’s case], certainly don’t take the law into your own hands, you take ’em to court!”

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