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Nevada Jury Instructions

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE; WRONGFUL DEATH

The defendant seeks to establish that the decedent was contributorily negligent.

Contributory negligence is negligence on the part of the decedent which, cooperating to some degree with negligence of another, helps in [proximately] [legally] causing the death.

The plaintiff may not recover damages if the decedent’s contributory negligence contributed more to his death than the negligence of the defendant. However, if the decedent was negligent, the plaintiff may still recover a reduced sum, so long as the decedent’s contributory negligence was not greater than the negligence of the defendant.

NEV. J.I. 4.08

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

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