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WPI 10.03 Duty to Use Ordinary Care—Adult—Plaintiff

6 WAPRAC WPI 10.03Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 10.03 (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 10.03 Duty to Use Ordinary Care—Adult—Plaintiff
(The WPI Committee recommends that no separate instruction be given on this subject.)
Under Washington law, the contributory negligence of a plaintiff constitutes an affirmative defense. The subject is adequately covered by the use of WPI 10.02 (Ordinary Care—Adult—Definition) and WPI 11.01 (Contributory Negligence—Definition).
When contributory negligence is pleaded in automobile cases, use WPI 70.01 (General Duty—Driver or Pedestrian). Davis v. Bader, 57 Wn.2d 871, 874, 360 P.2d 352 (1961).
[Current as of September 2018.]
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