One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The principle that the mere occurrence of some types of accident is sufficient to imply negligence.
- ‘A claim of res ipsa loquitur will usually not succeed, or indeed be necessary, if there is any actual evidence about how the loss or injury was sustained.’
- ‘As to causation, the Judge decided that the maxim ‘res ipsa loquitur’ applied.’
- ‘Res ipsa loquitur does not excuse the finder of fact from determining "how the specific negligence occurred".’
Latin, literally ‘the matter speaks for itself’.
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