The Eagles Law Firm handles accident cases of all kinds including automobile, slip and fall, premises liability, and wrongful death. If you are hurt in an accident, you can file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your harm. To hold that party accountable, you often will use the legal theory of negligence. This is defined as the failure to exercise the appropriate level of care in a given situation. The required level of care usually consists of what a reasonable person would do in similar circumstances.