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Reasonable Care

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Reasonable Care

Meaning of Reasonable Care

As used in the law of negligence , the term denotes the test to determine if the defendant breached the duty of care he owed the plaintiff . In this context the term means such care as may be reasonably expected of a person of ordinary prudence under like or similar circumstances.

Reasonable Care Alternative Definition

Such care and diligence as an ordinarily prudent man would exercise under the same circumstances. It is synonymous with ordinary care. 34 Wis. 318; 79 Ga. 44. The term is altogether a relative one, dependent on the circumstances, and the nature of the duty owed. See 25 Md. 521,

Definition of Reasonable Care in the Free Online Notary Dictionary

The Use Of Ordinary Prudence And Intelligence Exercised In Similar Circumstances. Failure To Use Reasonable Care Is Negligence.

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Reasonable Care in Historical Law

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