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n. assumption of risk is a defense in the law of torts, which bars a plaintiff from getting compensated by a so-called negligent tortfeasor, if the defendant proves the involvement of risk being inherrent in the plaintiff's act and the plaintiff knowingly and willingly assumed the risks by participating in the act on his free will. eg. rock climbing, skiing, job involving hazardous situations, etc. This defense is commonly used in cases of injuries occurring during risky recreational activities. But this assumption of risk is only a primary assumption and does not relieve the operators or owners or employers of risky activities/business of the liability. For this assumption to be accepted in the court the specific risk which caused the harm must have been known or demonstrated to the plaintiff. Home
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