contributory negligence

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contributory negligence

n
(Law) law failure by an injured person to have taken proper precautions to prevent an accident
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Noun1.contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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contributory negligence

n (Jur) → Mitverschulden nt

contributory negligence

n (Law) → concorso di colpa
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that Bruce was contributorily negligent for failing to take all reasonable steps to minimize or avoid injury.
Alternatively, he claimed that Mr Baxter was contributorily negligent.
1988]), the Missouri state appeals court reversed a lower court's decision that the patient was 82% contributorily negligent because he delayed treatment for several days and ended up in the hospital with a blood glucose of 1,265 mg/dL.
2d 696 [Ma 1988]), the Missouri state appeals court reversed a lower court's decision that the patient was 82% contributorily negligent because he delayed treatment for several days and ended up in the hospital with a blood glucose of 1,265 mg/dL.
Possibly the plaintiff was contributorily negligent.
Further, the case is also a classic illustration of the fact that a patient can be contributorily negligent.
1) At trial, a jury renders a verdict finding the saloon 50% at fault, the patrons 45% at fault, and the plaintiff 5% contributorily negligent.
The dissenting judge disagreed with the majority's conclusion that the patient failed to establish that the hospital had breached a duty owed to the patient and that the patient was contributorily negligent.