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WPI 10.02 Ordinary Care—Adult—Definition

6 WAPRAC WPI 10.02Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 10.02 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part II. Negligence—Risk—Misconduct—Proximate Cause
Chapter 10. Negligence and Ordinary Care
WPI 10.02 Ordinary Care—Adult—Definition
Ordinary care means the care a reasonably careful person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.
Use WPI 10.01 (Negligence—Adult—Definition) with this instruction.
When a duty is established by statute, ordinance, or administrative rule, see WPI Chapter 60 (Statutory Violations).
See the Comment to WPI 10.01 (Negligence—Adult—Definition). See also La Moreaux v. Fosket, 45 Wn.2d 249, 255, 273 P.2d 795 (1954).
The ordinary care standard for adults also applies to legal entities such as corporations and government bodies. See, e.g., Gildon v. Simon Prop.Gr., Inc., 158 Wn.2d 483, 487, 496–97, 145 P.3d1196 (2006); Harvey v. Snohomish County, 157 Wn.2d 33, 39–42, 134 P.3d 216 (2006).
[Current as of September 2018.]
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