Post-Accident Remedial Measures

The law permits evidence of post-accident remedial measures to be entered in litigation as evidence of negligence. This may discourage people from taking steps to ensure to prevent future accidents. To avoid this outcome, this project considers enacting a more restrictive test for admission of such

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