Assumption of Risk: Definition, Doctrine & Examples


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An example where a person assumes the risk of an injury is:

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1. In order to prove assumption of risk, you must generally show:

2. Which of the following is NOT an activity where assumption of risk would apply?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will help you understand the assumption of risk doctrine. You will be asked questions about examples of activities to which the assumption of risk would and would not apply, as well as how assumption of risk is proven.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can answer questions about the following:

  • What the assumption of risk doctrine states
  • Activities wherein participants do and do not assume the risk of an injury
  • What must be shown to prove assumption of risk
  • Parts of assumption of risk

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the assumption of risk doctrine
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of voluntarily assuming risk
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about lawsuits in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about risky endeavors

Additional Learning

Get more details about this doctrine by reviewing the associated lesson, Assumption of Risk: Definition, Doctrine & Examples. The lesson covers the topics listed below:

  • How assumption of risk can prevent lawsuits
  • How assumption of risk affects the arguments for both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits
  • What risks are inherent to certain activities