What Is Contributory Negligence?

WHAT IS CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and you bring a claim one of the defences that you may come up against could be ‘contributory negligence’.

Sometimes accidents are not just one person’s fault; there are occasions when multiple people will be at fault, including the person bringing the claim. If you are injured in an accident for which you are partly responsible for it is known as you contributing to the negligence, or contributory negligence.

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