Articles matching "contributory negligence"
A finding contributory negligence of one third has been made against a brain injured pedestrian who failed to use a nearby pedestrian crossing. The defendant had been negligent in failing to keep an…Read more
A seriously injured girl whose contributory negligence in a car accident was assessed at 70% in a decision of an Extra Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session and whose share of damages…Read more
Defences of contributory negligence and provocation rejected, in damages action arising from an assault
Catherine Hart looks at the decision in McLaughlin (as Guardian of John Rennie) v Pauline Morrison and Esure Services Limited, Court of Session, 8 August 2014, in which the court considered the…Read more
Catherine Hart examines this case in which the Court of Session considered the apportionment of blame in an action for damages brought by a pedestrian against a bus driver. While accepting that there…Read more