Standard Of Care Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Standard Of Care, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Standard Of Care?

(n) Standard of care is the attention, caution or prudence expected from an average person , subjected to such circumstances, would have taken to safeguard his interest when his interest and safety are subjected to risk by such events. For example a person is expected to take his wounded mother to hospital immediately if he finds her subjected to an accident. So it cannot be said as a standard of care if he stops at the nearby police station and report there seeing somebody met with an accident