What is contributory negligence?

<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">What is contributory negligence?</span><br>

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  • Sector-1, Noida

The term “contributory negligence” is used to describe the actions of an injured person that may have also caused or contributed to his injury. For example, if you were hit by a bike while crossing the street, but you jumped into the street without looking first then your carelessness will be taken into consideration and any money that you receive may be discounted because of your own carelessness. If you are found to have contributed to your own injury, the rules in some states will prevent you from collecting any money.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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