Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Robinson v. Lindsay Case Brief

-Action seeking damages brought on behalf of 11 year old P who lost thumb when 11 years old in snowmobile accident.

-Child's operation and resulting injuries using a snowmobile as an inherently dangerous activity.  Is the child liable for those injuries?

-Yes, when the activity a child engages in is inherently dangerous, as is the operation of powerful mechanized vehicles, the child should be held to an adult standard of care.

-Child should be held to the standard of care of an adult in this case.

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