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Ch. 19 HW Answers

Ch. 19 HW Answers - Under this doctrine the fact that...

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Ch. 19 AQ’s (4) Actual damages = $50,000 *0.60 = $30,000 Under the pure rule, one can collect damages for injuries even if he or she is negligent; however, the award is reduced proportionally to the degree of negligence. If Mathew was judged to be 40% at fault for the auto accident, his award would be reduced by 40%, so he would collect 60% of his actual damages, or $30,000 . (5) By initially making an incision on the wrong knee, Dr. Jones is presumed to be negligent under the legal doctrine of res ipsa loquitur
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Unformatted text preview: . Under this doctrine, the fact that incision on the wrong knee even occurred establishes a presumption of negligence on behalf of Dr. Jones. (7) Based on the judge’s reaction to the question, the legal rule that is in force in the jurisdiction where the trial too place is the collateral source rule , under which the defendant cannot introduce any evidence that shows the injured party has received compensation from other collateral sources....
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