last clear chance

noun

Legal Definition of last clear chance

: a doctrine in the law of negligence: the contributory negligence of a plaintiff in putting himself or herself in peril will not bar recovery from a defendant who could have avoided injuring or killing the plaintiff by the use of ordinary care

called also discovered peril

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“Last clear chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/last%20clear%20chance. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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