Instructions: Provide substantive answers to the following questions.

  1. Negligence is made up of four basic elements. The first element, duty, includes a related concept of “standard of care”. Does that standard of care change depending on the defendant involved, and if so, how?
  2. What is the “reasonable prudent person” standard?
  3. What standard of care might a landowner owe a trespasser?
  4. What is negligence per se? Why might this be important for a plaintiff to establish?