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"
Translations

contributory negligence

n (Jur) → Mitverschulden nt

contributory negligence

n (Law) → concorso di colpa
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But this results solely from the judicature and the existing rules on contributory negligence, stressed Griss.
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Ruben contended that he should not be held liable for damages because the proximate cause of the accident was Elena's own negligence, and even if he may be negligent, his liability should be mitigated by the contributory negligence of Elena.
Vinod Varma, an advocate at Lavino's Legal & Management Consultancy, said, "Sometimes, if contributory negligence on the part of the victim is established, the court deducts a fee and depending on the extent of negligence, the diya money that is to be awarded to the family is reduced.
When there's room for different opinions, a judge may not find contributory negligence but must let the lawsuit proceed toward trial and permit the defendant to argue to the jury that the plaintiffs were contributorily negligent, the 4th Circuit said in its published 3-0 decision.
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It also states a violation of the new requirements does not constitute negligence or contributory negligence per se and does not create a private right of action or serve as the basis of a cause of action.
<br />"The big challenge was our recognition of the likelihood of a contributory negligence verdict," Moore added.