last clear chance

Definition of "last clear chance"
  1. A doctrine to determine liability in which the other party had the opportunity to avoid the accident through reasonable care moments before it occurred
How to use "last clear chance" in a sentence
  1. Even though she drifted into the next lane, the last clear chance rule may apply since the other driver failed to avoid the collision.
  2. Due to the last clear chance rule, pedestrian accidents can result in driver liability if they had a reasonable opportunity to avoid the accident.
  3. Despite the worker's negligence, the company might be liable for his injuries at the construction site if they had the last clear chance to prevent the accident.

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