Volenti Non Fit Injuria

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Volenti Non Fit Injuria

[Latin, To the consenting, no injury is done.] In the law of Negligence, the precept that denotes that a person who knows and comprehends the peril and voluntarily exposes himself or herself to it, although not negligent in doing so, is regarded as engaging in an assumption of the risk and is precluded from a recovery for an injury ensuing therefrom.


Assumption of Risk.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The student, who was enrolled in an advanced football course, claimed the district was liable for failing to provide a helmet, but that court said the assumption-of-risk doctrine barred the suit.