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What is Contributory Negligence?

On Aug 17, 2017

Even when a person is making a claim, at times, the person that is making the claim will also be partially at fault for the accident.  That in legal terms is contributory negligence. 

The contributory negligence of the claimant will reduce their damages and the amount recovered.  Check out the video above for contribuory negligence examples and more information!

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Patrick J. Schott

By Patrick J. Schott

Patrick J. Schott is a founding shareholder of Schott, Bublitz & Engel, s.c. His practice is devoted to complex litigation.

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