Subsequent Remedial Measures

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A repair or a change made after an accident has occurred which could have prevented the accident. Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, although subsequent remedial measures cannot be used to prove a party's wrongdoing or culpable conduct, evidence of a subsequent remedial measure can be admissible for some other relevant purpose, such as to prove ownership, or control, or that it was possible to have prevented the accident with safer conditions, if one of these matters is at issue.