Alabama Power Co. v. Schotz, 215 So.2d 447 (Ala. 1968).
District of Columbia
Wingfield v. People's Drug Store, 379 A.2d 685 (D.C. 1994).
Board of County Comm'r of Garrett County v Bell Atlantic, 695 A.2d 171 (Md. 1997).
N.C.G.S.A § 99B-4(3).
Baskett v. Banks, 45 S.E.2d 173 (Va. 1947).
Indiana also has this rule for MALPRACTICE cases only.
Karsten Kragh has written: 'Contributory negligence' -- subject(s): Contributory Negligence
Contributory negligence in a civil case is a familiar term used in many vehicle accident cases. Who is at fault plays a major role in contributory negligence during a civil case.
Contributory negligence: In relation to claims for negligently caused personal injury and death, contributory negligence is failure by a person (typically the plaintiff) to take reasonable care for his or her own safety, which contributes to the harm the person suffers.
Contributory negligence is a rule of law that has been largely abolished in the U.S., as it deemed that a plaintiff who was even partially at fault for the incident, due to his own negligence, could not recover any damages from the defendant, who supposedly caused the incident. Contributory negligence refers to some amount of negligence on the part of the plaintiff, without which the incident would not have occurred. To explore this concept, consider the following contributory negligence definition.
Yes it is.
Under both contributory and comparative negligence, the negligence of the defendant is not in doubt; it has been proved by the plaintiff. The basic difference between the two concepts is that comparative negligence attempts to compensate the plaintiff for some portion of her injuries, no matter how small, where as contributory negligence serves to bar completely a damage award for injury.
This depends on the law of contributory negligence in your state. If you live in a contributory negligence state, you are at fault for leaving the door in the path of the bus. If not in a contributory negligence state, fault is apportioned at trial. I am a retired attorney. I would suggest you contact your insurance company for the necessary information.