Comparative Negligence Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marty is late for school one day so, instead of walking like he normally does, he gets onto his skateboard, grabs hold of the back of a passing pick-up truck, and holds on for the ride. At some point, the truck passes through a busy intersection. Unfortunately, Biff, who is coming from the other direction, runs his red light, barrels through the intersection and crashes into the pick-up truck. The truck is damaged and Marty is severely injured. If Marty sues Biff for negligence and they are in a contributory negligence jurisdiction, Marty will collect:
Choice 1 Less than 50% of the damages
Choice 2 More than 50% but less than 100% of the damages
Choice 3 100% of the damages
Choice 4 Nothing
Marty is late for school one day so, instead of walking like he normally does, he gets onto his skateboard, grabs hold of the back of a passing pick-up truck, and holds on for the ride. At some point, the truck passes through a busy intersection. Unfortunately, Biff, who is coming from the other direction, runs his red light, barrels through the intersection and crashes into the pick-up truck. The truck is damaged and Marty is severely injured. Marty sues Biff for negligence. The suit is brought in a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction and the jury determines that Marty is 70% responsible for his injuries and Biff is 30% responsible for Marty’s injuries. That being the case, Marty will collect:
Choice 1 30% of the damage award
Choice 2 70% of the damage award
Choice 3 100% of the damage award
Choice 4 Nothing
Marty is late for school one day so, instead of walking like he normally does, he gets onto his skateboard, grabs hold of the back of a passing pick-up truck, and holds on for the ride. At some point, the truck passes through a busy intersection. Unfortunately, Biff, who is coming from the other direction, runs his red light, barrels through the intersection and crashes into the pick-up truck. The truck is damaged and Marty is severely injured. Marty sues Biff for negligence. The suit is brought in a partial comparative negligence jurisdiction and the jury determines that Marty is 70% responsible for his injuries and Biff is 30% responsible for Marty’s injuries. That being the case, Marty will collect:
Choice 1 30% of the damage award
Choice 2 70% of the damage award
Choice 3 100% of the damage award
Choice 4 Nothing

Mike and Ike are two self-proclaimed dare devils who love the adrenaline rush they get from pulling off dangerous stunts. One of their favorite games is “car dodging” where they run out into the middle of the street and dodge oncoming traffic. However, Mike and Ike are not as brave as they think they are and they only jump out in front of cars that are going slow enough to stop in time when the driver sees what is going on. One day, Mike and Ike decide to car dodge on Main Street, a road in their town with a speed limit of 25 mph. Mike jumps into the street about one hundred feet in front of an oncoming Yugo. Unfortunately, the car is moving at 90 mph, much too fast to avoid hitting Mike. Mike can’t get out of the way in time and is severely injured when the car hits him. Mike sues the driver, arguing that the driver was negligent for traveling at 65 mph above the speed limit. The Jury determines that Mike has suffered $10,000 in damages but that he was 90% at fault and the driver was only 10% at fault. If Mike sues in a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction, he will:
Choice 1 Recover $10,000
Choice 2 Recover $9,000
Choice 3 Recover $1,000
Choice 4 Recover nothing

Marty is late for school one day so, instead of walking like he normally does, he jumps into his dad’s car and begins to drive. In his rush, Marty forgot to buckle his seatbelt. While passing through an intersection, Mary is hit by Biff who has run a red light. The impact of the crash throws Marty through his windshield and he is seriously injured. If a jury decides that Marty failed to mitigate the damage by wearing a seatbelt, Marty will not be able to recover in a negligence suit against Biff:
True
False
Mike and Ike are two self-proclaimed dare devils who love the adrenaline rush they get from pulling off dangerous stunts. One of their favorite games is “car dodging” where they run out into the middle of the street and dodge oncoming traffic. However, Mike and Ike are not as brave as they think they are and they only jump out in front of cars that are going slow enough to stop in time when the driver sees what is going on. One day, Mike and Ike decide to car dodge on Main Street, a road in their town with a speed limit of 25 mph. Mike jumps into the street about one hundred feet in front of an oncoming Yugo. Unfortunately, the car is moving at 90 mph, much too fast to avoid hitting Mike. Mike can’t get out of the way in time and is severely injured when the car hits him. Mike sues the driver, arguing that the driver was negligent for traveling at 65 mph above the speed limit. The Jury determines that Mike has suffered $10,000 in damages but that he was 90% at fault and the driver was only 10% at fault. If Mike sues in a partial comparative negligence jurisdiction, he will:
Choice 1 Recover $10,000
Choice 2 Recover $9,000
Choice 3 Recover $1,000
Choice 4 Recover nothing
Mike and Ike are two self-proclaimed dare devils who love the adrenaline rush they get from pulling off dangerous stunts. One of their favorite games is “car dodging” where they run out into the middle of the street and dodge oncoming traffic. However, Mike and Ike are not as brave as they think they are and they only jump out in front of cars that are going slow enough to stop in time when the driver sees what is going on. One day, Mike and Ike decide to car dodge on Main Street, a road in their town with a speed limit of 25 mph. Mike jumps into the street about one hundred feet in front of an oncoming Yugo. Unfortunately, the car is involved with two other cars in a drag race and is moving at 90 mph, much too fast to avoid hitting Mike. Mike can’t get out of the way in time and is severely injured when the car hits him. Mike sues the driver, arguing that the driver was negligent for traveling at 65 minutes above the speed limit. The Jury determines that Mike has suffered $10,000 in damages but that he was 40% at fault. The jury also determines that each driver was 20% at fault. If Mike sues in a partial comparative negligence jurisdiction that allows the plaintiff to aggregate defendants’ percentages, he will:
Choice 1 Recover $10,000
Choice 2 Recover $6,000
Choice 3 Recover $4,000
Choice 4 Recover nothing

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