Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Contributory Negligence

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Contributory Negligence is a legal term that frequently appears in personal injury claims. It is up to the Defendant to raise it as an issue and is generally used by the Defendant to explain that they accept primary liability for the accident, but that the Claimant contributed to the accident occurring in some way.

The Defendant will usually express contributory negligence in a percentage term ie: the Defendant will accept primary liability, but they believe that the Claimant is partly responsible for the accident to the amount of 30%.

This can either be agreed or contested by the Claimant.

If the Claimant accepts that they were partly responsible in the amount of 30% that would mean at the end of the case when damages are being agreed, those damages would be reduced by the amount of agreed contributory negligence, in this example 30%.

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 280 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 5ET. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.