The Law of Horses; Including the Law of Innkeepers, Veterinary Surgeons, Etc.

The Law of Horses; Including the Law of Innkeepers, Veterinary Surgeons, Etc.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...(y); and this power is not confined to cases where the offender's name and residence is unknown (c). A conviction for furious driving under this Statute, not alleging the offence to have been committed within view of the Police Constable, was held not to be a bar to an action of Trespass against a Police Constable for the arrest and detention of the party, although such conviction was unappealed against and acquiesced in (a). A party who sustains an injury rfrom the careless or negligent driving of another may maintain an action, unless he has himself been guilty of such negligence or want of due care as to have contributed or conduced to the injury (b). The driver of a public vehicle is bound to be a skilful driver, and any damage arising from his unskilful driving is a ground of action. A less degree of skill is to be looked for from the driver of a private vehicle, but he is bound to drive with reasonable care and skill. Thus, in the case of Collier v. Chaplin (c), which was an action to recover damages for an injury to the plaintiff, and to her clothes, from being upset by the defendant, when driven by him, it appeared that the plaintiff at the defendant's request took a drive with him in his cart, and that the defendant upset the cart, by reason of which a can of gas-tar, which was in the cart, was spilt over her clothes, and her ankle was injured. Mr. Justice Byles told the Jury that the defendant was not bound to bring the same skill and care as a driver of a publio vehicle, to the driving of his cart, in which he allowed the plaintiff to accompany him, but he was bound to drive with reasonable care and skill, and that the question for them was whether the accident arose from the defendant's culpable negligence or not. An action lies for...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495942
  • 9781236495945