Contributory Negligence

"contributory negligence" means a failure by a person who suffers harm to take reasonable care for his or her own protection or the protection of his or her own interests. 

Contributory negligence occurs when the injured person themselves is found to have contributed to the cause of their loss or injury. If a plaintiff has failed to take reasonable care for their own safety or loss then they will be found contributorily negligent. The amount of damages they can claim will be reduced according to the extent they are found to have contributed to the loss.

Some examples of contributory negligence are:

  • a slip or fall occurring as a result of the injured person’s failure to keep a lookout for their own safety where they could reasonably have been expected to do so
  • engaging in a high risk activity, such as diving into water from a jetty
  • a driver who fails to see an oncoming car turning right without giving way to them due to inattention on their part (eg were text messaging on their mobile phone and not looking at the road)
  • a passenger or driver who fails to wear a seat belt

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