Special Negligence Doctrines: Examples Cases


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Paulo was driving on the wrong side of the freeway and caused a multi-car accident. What type of negligence was this?

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1. Barry is the owner of a used car dealership. His new salesperson left a car in gear and walked away. The car rolled down the street and hit several pedestrians in a crosswalk. What type of negligence occurred?

2. Identify which of the following is NOT an example of a public policy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take advantage of this helpful quiz and worksheet combo to learn more about two special negligence doctrines: negligence per se and res ipsa loquitor. You will be quizzed on the factors that must be present in order for these defenses to be considered legitimate, as well as the very nature of negligence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Examples of negligence per se and res ipsa loquitur
  • Test conducted to determine standard duty of care owed to another
  • Public policy examples
  • Negligence per se plaintiffs

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the negligence law lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about public policy and negligence in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as reasonable persons test

Additional Learning

To learn more information on this subject, take a look at the corresponding lesson called Special Negligence Doctrines: Examples Cases. Objectives of this lesson include:

  • Differentiate between negligence per se and res ipsa loquitur
  • List the four elements that must be present in order to prove negligence per se
  • Read about a case and determine whether it represents an instance of res ipsa loquitur