Court finds pedestrian 85% responsible for road accident


Smith v Bluebird Buses Limited
Outer House, Court of Session
25 April 2014

Catherine Hart examines this case in which the Court of Session considered the apportionment of blame in an action for damages brought by a pedestrian against a bus driver. While accepting that there was a degree of contributory negligence, the Claimant maintained that the majority of blame rested on the bus driver. However, having heard evidence, the court disagreed.

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