no-eyewitness rule

Definition of "no-eyewitness rule"
  1. A standard in tort law stating that if there are no eyewitness accounts, it can be presumed that an individual has taken appropriate steps to protect their own safety
How to use "no-eyewitness rule" in a sentence
  1. The jury applied the no-eyewitness rule, presuming that the driver had taken reasonable safety precautions given that there were no witnesses.
  2. The no-eyewitness rule came into play in the absence of any testimonies as to whether the pedestrian had been negligent.
  3. With the absence of any eyewitnesses, the no-eyewitness rule allowed the court to presume that the employee had taken measures to ensure their own safety.

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