Res Ipsa Loquitor


Definition of "Res ipsa loquitor"

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Latin phrase for "The facts speak for themselves." This is a rule of evidence under which an individual is deemed, under certain specific circumstances, to be negligent by the mere occurrence of an accident. These circumstances are defined as when the law presumes that an accident could not have occurred had the individual not been negligent.



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