Contributory Negligence


Lawyers will often use the abbreviated expression – “Con Neg”. What they mean is contributory negligence. Contributory negligence is negligence on the part of the injured person. Sometimes, accidents occur as a result of both parties being negligent. If the seriously injured person can show that the other driver was negligent then there is an entitlement to receive TAC common law damages. Those damages might, however, be reduced to some extent by any negligence on the part of the seriously injured person. The reduction made to the injured person’s damages is designed to reflect their contributory negligence.