How do I know if my injury was a result of negligence?

Negligence implies that someone did not adequately provide a safe environment, which led directly to your injury. Often, public places have safety hazards that lead to personal harm, or other drivers failed to care for problems in their vehicles that led to a major accident. Negligence can also harm your case if you failed to follow your doctor's orders, or if you were texting while crossing the street, etc.