Comparative Negligence Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Comparative Negligence
This paper discusses the topics of negligence vs. comparative negligence concerning helmet liability.
# 90347 | 675 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Law (Tort)

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This paper describes issues of legal negligence ascribed to a coach based on a football player's failure to buckle his football helmet during play which resulted in an injury to the student's neck. Immunity, negligence and comparative negligence are examined in the paper. The paper finally makes a determination, along with assumptions in making the determination, that the proper defense was comparative negligence.

From the Paper:

"We live in a litigious society. People who feel they have been wronged will file lawsuits against whom ever they can ascribe blame to; school coaches are no exception. While the laws governing tort liability vary per state, this paper will describe a generic football based neck injury for failure to buckle a football helmet during play and discuss the legal categories of negligence and comparative negligence as applicable to this case. The paper will conclude with a discussion on which of the two categories is more appropriate as a defense. The injury: Bobby Jones, a high school senior on the varsity football team had been playing junior high and high school football for the last 6 years. During one of the final games of the season, despite the coach's explicit directions to buckle his football helmet, Bobby failed to do so."

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