Highest Degree of Care Law and Legal Definition

Highest degree of care refers to that degree of care applied by a person in a given circumstances. The degree of care exercised is proportional to the danger involved.

The following is an example of a case law of highest degree of care:

The highest degree of care is meant that degree of care, human skill and foresight, which a reasonably careful and prudent person would ordinarily and customarily exercise under the same, or similar, circumstances. [Jungeblut v. Maris, 351 Mo. 301, 305 (Mo. 1943)].