‘Contributory Negligence in Road Traffic Accidents: Seatbelts and Drunk Drivers’

“Findings of contributory negligence against passengers who fail to wear a seatbelt and those who voluntarily get into a car with a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs are commonplace. This blog aims to set out the underlying principles for quantifying the appropriate deduction to make in either case and to consider the approach to quantification where a passenger is guilty of both …” (more)

[Georgina Cursham, Hollie Birkett and Samuel Ford, Ropewalk Personal Injury Blog, 8 April]

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