last clear chance
- A doctrine to determine liability in which the other party had the opportunity to avoid the accident through reasonable care moments before it occurred
- Even though she drifted into the next lane, the last clear chance rule may apply since the other driver failed to avoid the collision.
- Due to the last clear chance rule, pedestrian accidents can result in driver liability if they had a reasonable opportunity to avoid the accident.
- 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.