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reasonable care

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A quick definition of reasonable care:

Reasonable care means taking the same amount of care that a normal, careful person would take in the same situation. If someone doesn't take reasonable care and someone else gets hurt, they might be responsible for the injury. But if someone does take reasonable care, they won't be responsible for the injury. For example, if someone installs water pipes that can handle freezing temperatures, they're taking reasonable care. If the pipes still burst during an unusually cold winter, they won't be responsible for the damage.

A more thorough explanation:

Reasonable Care

Reasonable care is the level of care that a normal person would take in a given situation. If someone fails to take reasonable care and someone gets hurt, they may be held responsible. On the other hand, if someone takes reasonable care, they can show that they acted responsibly and are not responsible for any harm caused. For example, in the case of Blyth v. Birmingham Waterworks Co. in 1856, the court found that the pipelayers had taken reasonable care when their pipes burst due to an unusually cold winter. They had installed the pipes to withstand freezing conditions that were normal for that city.

Imagine you are driving a car. Taking reasonable care means following traffic laws, driving at a safe speed, and paying attention to the road. If you fail to take reasonable care and cause an accident, you may be held responsible for any harm caused. However, if you take reasonable care and someone else causes an accident, you are not responsible for any harm caused.

Reasonable belief | Reasonable doubt


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@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
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it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
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how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
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I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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