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Children and Others of Diminished Capacity

This lesson covers the traditional negligence standard of care for children. It, of course, deals with the exceptional circumstances of when the adult standard applies to children. In addition, the lesson covers other diminished capacity examples, such as mental illness, physical disability, and intoxication.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the traditional negligence standard of care for children.
2. Analyze the exceptional circumstances of when the adult standard applies to children.
3. Identify the special, clearly defined categories of people who have different standards of care.

 

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