Nevada Jury Instructions


A minor is not held to the same standard of conduct as an adult. He is only required to exercise the degree of care which ordinarily is exercised by minors of like age, intelligence and experience under similar circumstances. It is for you to determine whether the conduct of ____________________ was such as might reasonably have been expected of a minor of his age,intelligence and experience, acting under similar circumstances.

[The rule just stated applies even when the evidence shows a minor may have violated an ordinance. The question of whether or not the minor was negligent must still be answered by the above standard as I have stated it to you.]

NEV. J.I. 4.11

BAJI 3.35

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