negligence per se
negligence per se see negligence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

negligence per se
n.
Conduct that is treated as negligence because it violates a statute.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


negligence per se
Negligence due to the violation of a law meant to protect the public, such as a speed limit or building code. Unlike ordinary negligence, a plaintiff alleging negligence per se need not prove that a reasonable person should have acted differently — the conduct is automatically considered negligent, and the focus of the suit will be over whether it proximately caused damage to the plaintiff.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

negligence per se
   (purr say)
n.
   negligence due to the violation of a public duty, such as high speed driving.
   See also: negligence per se

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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