Bruma (A Protected Party, by her husband and litigation friend Bruma) v Hassan and another

Negligence – Contributory negligence. Had the first defendant driver been driving at a significantly lower speed and keeping a more alert lookout, it was probable that the accident with the claimant could have been avoided. The Queen's Bench Division, taking all matters which were significant in terms of causative potency for each of the parties, held that an appropriate division of responsibility would be to find that the first defendant had been 80% to blame with contributory negligence to the extent of 20% on the part of the claimant, who it was held had misjudged the speed of the first defendant's vehicle when she had stepped out onto the road.

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