Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
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.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm