Put simply, a finding of contributory negligence against an injured person means that you share responsibility for your accident i.e. that you and your actions contributed to your accident.
- You were a passenger in a motor vehicle and did not wear your seat belt. In the accident you were ejected from the vehicle.
- You willingly allow an intoxicated driver to drive you and an accident occurs and you are injured.
- You allow an unlicensed driver to drive you and you are injured in an accident.
- You ride your skateboard behind a car which is towing you and you are injured.
These are but a few examples of where a finding of contributory negligence on your part may be found.
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