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Contributory Negligence

Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine that bars a plaintiff from recovering damages in a civil lawsuit if they were partially responsible for the harm they suffered. Under this doctrine, if the plaintiff's own actions contributed to the accident or injury, they may be unable to recover any damages from the defendant, even if the defendant was also at fault. Continue Reading Below

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