Excited about her unexpected promotion at work, Mrs. Taylor races into her house to share the news. In her excitement, she leaves her standard-shift car in neutral and neglects to apply the parking brake. Minutes later, she glances out the window to discover that her car has rolled down the slope of her driveway, across the street, and through her neighbours beautiful picket fence, expensive new lattice arbour, and prize-winning rose bush.

Even though Mrs. Taylor didn’t mean to hurt anyone or anything, she could face a court appearance if she and her neighbour can’t work things out. Her behaviour was negligent. But what does that mean?

In Negligence, you’ll explore the meaning of negligence and the difference between negligent behaviour and criminal behaviour. You’ll also investigate how those harmed by the negligent behaviour of others can take legal action to pursue restitution.