contributory negligence

noun

  • Personal Injury Law/Tort Law

Definitions of contributory negligence

  • UK TORT a defense that prevents a claimant from being awarded full damages if he or she did not take reasonable care of his or her self. The award for damages will be reduced according to the claimant’s share of responsibility for the loss or injury US TORT=comparative negligence

    The claimant's award was reduced due to his contributory negligence.

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