Zoom Car Company

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  • Topic: Product liability, Strict liability, Tort
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Case Example D

The main legal issues that have come about from this case are very important for many reasons. Zoom Car Company is being sued on part of Daniel Boone for them to pay for his medical expenses resulting from being dragged from his car and being beaten. The reason behind this is his compass that was installed in his car by Zoom Car Company was faulty which lead him in the wrong direction where he got lost and ended up in a horrible situation. Daniel Boone is suing for his medical bills to be paid by the company of the faulty feature the car offered when it was bought. Who should be responsible for Daniel Boone’s medical bills?

As the plaintiff he argues that Zoom Car Company should be responsible for his medical bills that were a result from Zoom Car Companies faulty features. Daniel Boone believes that they should be held responsible because if he had a properly working compass installed in his car he wouldn’t have been lead to this bad part of town where he was beaten. Daniel believes he can win this case by the laws under product liability. Product liability entails that “the liability of manufacturers, sellers, and others for the injuries caused by defective products (119).” Zoom Car Company showed negligence by not properly assembling the item, testing the product, and product design. Which makes both companies at risk for strict liability under the doctrine of strict liability in tort, Zoom Car Company and Corrigan Rulers, responsible for the negligence in a product liability lawsuit. “A seller can be found strictly liable even though he or she has exercised all possible care in the preparation and sale of his or her product (121).” The manufacturer and company that sells the product knows at some point the product is going to be sold to a customer and they need to make sure that everything was checked twice and in working condition so they aren’t held responsible for incidents like Daniel Boone’s. You can’t put blame on just the...
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