negligence per se

Definition of "negligence per se"
  1. An automatic assumption of negligence that applies when a law meant to protect the public is violated, shifting the lawsuit's focus to whether the violation caused damage
How to use "negligence per se" in a sentence
  1. When the driver exceeded speed limits and caused an accident, it was considered negligence per se.
  2. The contractor's violation of building codes, resulting in a collapsed structure, was a case of negligence per se.
  3. Littering in a public park, which led to environmental damage, was deemed negligence per se.

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