Definitions for "Contributory negligence"
Legal doctrine that says that a plaintiff cannot recover damages in a civil action for negligence if the plaintiff was also negligent.
Prevents a party from recovering for damages if he or she contributed in any way to the injury. Not all states follow this system.
A common law that a person injured partially due to his own negligence is not entitled to collect damages from the accused party.
Keywords:  'volenti, injuria, fit, non, see
See 'Volenti non fit injuria'.