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Search Results for Tag : Contributory Negligence

International Cases

When driving in city, one must anticipate that pedestrians will cross road, if they see a gap in the traffic(02.12.2016)

Present action arises out of a road traffic accident which occurred at the junction of Merrion Row and Merrion Street Upper in the city of Dublin. Whi.....

Tags : Accident, Causation, Contributory negligence


If a person drives vehicle without a licence, he commits an offence that may not lead to finding of negligence as regards accident(15.12.2017)

The present appeal arises from a judgment of the High Court of Karnataka. Appellant who was riding a motorcycle met with an accident with a mini lorry.....

Tags : Contributory negligence, Basis, Compensation

Court sponsored rule-flouting? Overloading and absent helmet not considered for contributory negligence(18.07.2016)

A refusal of the Himachal Pradesh High Court to take seriously overloading of two-wheel vehicles and non-wearing of helmet by riders while assessing c.....

Tags : scooter, overloaded, helmet, contributory negligence


Kerala HC: Contributory Negligence Cannot be Established Solely on Basis of Scene Mahazar(06.06.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that contributory negligence cannot be found against the driver of the other vehicle solely relying on the recitals in the .....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Contributory Negligence

Kerala HC: MACT Cannot Attribute Contributory Negligence to Deceased and Deduct Compensation(16.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) cannot attribute contributory negligence to a deceased or the injured two-whee.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Contributory Negligence

Orissa HC Grants damages to Father Who Lost Son While Playing Cricket in School(19.10.2022)

Orissa High Court while holding the school liable for contributory negligence, has ordered Rs. 10 Lakhs compensation to the father of a boy who died i.....

Tags : Orissa High Court, contributory negligence, injuries

Kar. HC: No Presumption of Contributory Negligence Merely Because Driver Didn’t Possess DL(04.10.2023)

Karnataka High Court has modified the order of Motor Accident Claims Tribunal that laid contributory negligence to deceased, saying he did not possess.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Contributory Negligence, Driving Licence

Kerala HC: Non Wearing of Helmet Can’t be Ground to Fix Contributory Negligence(15.02.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that non-wearing of helmet, though an offence under the relevant provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, could not be taken a.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Motor Vehicles Act, contributory negligence

Supreme Court: Violation of Law by Itself Cannot Lead to Finding of Contributory Negligence(15.01.2020)

Supreme Court has held that a violation of law by itself, without anything more, cannot lead to a finding of contributory negligence while considering.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contributory Negligence, Motor Accident Cases

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