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AMI 603 No Presumption of Fault from Happening of Injury

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 603
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 6. Specific Factors Affecting Negligence and Defenses
AMI 603 No Presumption of Fault from Happening of Injury
The fact that an [injury][collision][accident] occurred is not, of itself, evidence of [negligence][fault] on the part of anyone.
NOTE ON USE
Do not use this instruction when Ark. Code Ann. § 27-51-503(c)(2) is applicable.
COMMENT
This instruction is a correct statement of the law. Mahan v. Hall, 320 Ark. 473, 897 S.W.2d 571 (1995); Pilkington v. Riley, 271 Ark. 746, 610 S.W.2d 570 (1981).
In some cases involving res ipsa loquitur, it may not be error for the court to refuse this instruction. Lambert v. Markley, 255 Ark. 851, 503 S.W.2d 162 (1973).
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