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3.6-5  Standard of Care Applicable to Children

Revised to January 1, 2008

In considering whether or not a child has been negligent, you are not to judge the child by the standard of care that you would apply to an adult.  The reasonable care required of a child is the care that may be reasonably expected of children of similar age, judgment and experience under similar circumstances.


Neal v. Shiels, Inc., 166 Conn. 3, 11 (1974); Rohloff v. Fair Haven & Westville Railroad Co., 76 Conn. 689, 693 (1904).



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