LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1
CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE: CHANGE IN LIABILITY WITH CHANGE IN TIME
Mr. ADITYA KUMAR MISHRA,
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
The beauty of law lies in the fact that it can never be static. It is of such a flexible nature that it can be changed from time to time in the interest of society. The law relating to contributory negligence is a vital defence precluding a person form extracting a benefit out of his own wrong. However, too general construction of this theory can lead to severe hardships to those people who genuinely claim damages in case any damage is caused. This article is an attempt to highlight the chronological developments in the rules of deciding liability under contributory negligence, which has led to the elimination of the tendency of taking unjust benefit from the loopholes of the law.