Definition of Duty of Care?


The duty to care is a legal obligation found in law of tort, which requires an individual to exercise reasonable care in regard to the welfare of others, including protecting them from harm. It is a legal requirement that one is expected to uphold in their normal activities to avoid causing injury to others.
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Duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a person to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could harm others. When a person's actions do not meet the set standard of care, then the acts are considered negligent and any damages resulting are claimed in a lawsuit for negligence. It requires that one be watchful, attentive, cautious, and prudence with his or her actions.
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