Nevada Jury Instructions: Negligence And Ordinary Care; Definitions

Nevada Jury Instructions


Negligence is the failure to exercise that degree of care which an ordinarily careful and prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances

Ordinary care is that care which persons of ordinary prudence exercise in the management of their own affairs in order to avoid injury to themselves or to others.

[You will note that the person who conduct we set up as a standard is not the extraordinarily cautious individual, not the exceptionally skillful one, but a person of reasonable and ordinary prudence. While exceptional skill is to be administered and encouraged, the law does not demand it as a general standard of conduct.]

NEV. J.I. 4.03

BAJI 3.10



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