reasonable care
reasonable care n: due care

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

reasonable care
n.
The care that a person of ordinary prudence and competence would use in a similar situation. See also care, ordinary

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


reasonable care
The degree of caution and attention to possible dangers that an ordinarily prudent and rational person would use in similar circumstances. This is a subjective test of determining whether a person is negligent and therefore liable.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

reasonable care
n.
   the degree of caution and concern for the safety of himself/herself and others an ordinarily prudent and rational person would use in the circumstances. This is a subjective test of determining if a person is negligent, meaning he/she did not exercise reasonable care.
   See also: duty of care, negligence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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