Defenses for Negligence: Definition and Examples


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John was driving down the road when he came upon a flashing yellow light and did not stop. Sandy was also driving down the road at the cross street. She too saw a flashing yellow light and also did not stop. What category of comparative negligence will likely apply?

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1. Which defense for negligence is rarely used in modern times?

2. Briny Boat Charters set sail with several charter boat passengers on board. One of the amateur fishermen cast his fishing line. Unfortunately, it caught the skin of a fellow passenger and tore his skin. Angry and upset, he sued Briny's for not providing a safe environment. What type of defense will likely apply?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Legal definitions you'll need to know to pass this quiz include contributory negligence, comparative negligence, and assumption of risk. Many of the quiz questions will give you a sample scenario, and you'll have to identify the category or type of defense that applies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be sure you understand the following if you hope to pass this quiz:

  • Contributory negligence
  • Comparative negligence
  • Degrees of comparative negligence
  • Assumption of risk

Skills Practiced

Work on the following skills while you use these study tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on defenses for negligence in business law
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the categories of comparative negligence and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to analyze scenarios that apply defenses for negligence
  • Distinguishing difference - compare and contrast the different defenses for negligence potentially available under business law

Additional Learning

Keep studying the accompanying lesson, Defenses for Negligence: Definition and Examples, for further details about business law. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Define various defenses against charges of negligence
  • Analyze scenarios in which the plaintiff alleges negligence
  • Understand the different degrees of comparative negligence
  • Identify possible defenses for negligence in hypothetical scenarios