Personal Injury Compensation
Can passengers who are drunk be contributorily negligent?
Campbell v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd  EWCA Civ 1698.
The Court of Appeal has considered a case in which a passenger who was drunk at the time of an accident had brought a claim
for damages for the injuries he had suffered when the driver of the car in which he was travelling was also drunk. It was
held that drunkenness of a passenger will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence if the claimant should have realised
and appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely.
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