res ipsa loquitur

Definition of "res ipsa loquitur"
  1. A Latin phrase which implies that the negligence of a defendant is presumed if an accident occurs under their control and could only have resulted from negligence, and the plaintiff didn't contribute to it
How to use "res ipsa loquitur" in a sentence
  1. Under the principle of res ipsa loquitur, the falling of bricks from the controlled construction site indicated the contractor's negligence.
  2. Despite no one having witnessed the accident, res ipsa loquitur, allowed the court to assume the driver's negligence after his unattended car rolled down the hill.
  3. The injured party invoked the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, asserting the company's negligence was the only explanation for the scaffold collapse.

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