Mr. Daniel Boone purchased a vehicle from Zoom Car Company with a compass on the dashboard for easy navigation. Unfortunately, the compass was faulty and led Mr. Boone to a high crime area where he was dragged from his car and severely beaten. Who should be responsible for Mr. Boone’s medical bills? Did Zoom Car Company know the equipment was faulty and kept the information from the purchaser? Did Corrigan Rulers Compasses and Slide Rules, Inc. know there was an issue with the product? If so, did they recall the product? If they recalled the product, why didn't Zoom Car Company take out the compass? Did Zoom Car Company install the equipment correctly? Why didn’t Mr. Boone notice he was going into a high crime area?
Imagine this if you will, you are following your compass in an area you are unfamiliar with when all of a sudden an armed gunman drags you out of the safety of your car to the middle of the street where he and his friends violently strike you over and over. After they finally stop hitting and kicking you, you lay there in pain, bleeding, and not knowing where you are or if anyone if coming to help you ask yourself “Why did this happen to me?” Mr. Boone doesn’t realize at first that turning left instead of right was going to lead him to the fate. He only doesn’t second guess the brand newly installed compass, on his brand new dashboard, of his brand new car. Who would honestly think that something practically out of the box could cause such disaster? Sure, he noticed the neighborhood he was heading into wasn’t all the “savory” but he was not familiar with the city! The fact is that if the compass was in proper working order we would not be arguing this case here today. Mr. Boone would not have been badly beaten and out of work for 20 days because of it, his family would not have had to face the fears of getting a call in the middle of the night about their loved one. As the Plaintiff, Mr. Boone does not have to prove the equipment...
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