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AMI 303 Ordinary Care—Definition

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 303
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 3. Negligence, Fault, and Ordinary Care
AMI 303 Ordinary Care—Definition
A failure to exercise ordinary care is negligence. When I use the words “ordinary care,” I mean the care a reasonably careful person would use under circumstances similar to those shown by the evidence in this case. It is for you to decide how a reasonably careful person would act under those circumstances.
NOTE ON USE
This instruction should be used only when the phrase “ordinary care” appears in some other instruction.
For the standard of care of a physician, surgeon, dentist, or other medical care provider, see AMI 1501; for that of an architect or engineer, see AMI 1204; for that of an attorney, see AMI 1510; and for that of a contractor, see AMI 1203.
COMMENT
This instruction was approved in Wiles v. Webb, 329 Ark. 108, 946 S.W.2d 685 (1997).
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