Injuria Non Praesumitur Law and Legal Definition

Injuria non praesumitur is a Latin maxim meaning injury cannot be presumed. Presumption is a rule of law permitting a court to assume that a fact is true until disproved or the fact is rebutted. In civil and criminal action a wrong cannot be presumed to be done. In criminal action, the prosecution must prove the guilt of the accused beyond any reasonable doubt. In civil cases the person alleging the offense must prove that wrong or injury is committed by the defendant. It cannot be taken for granted.