O'Loughlin v Kearney

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 Jan 1939
(Cir. Ct.),
O'Loughlin
and
Kearney

Motor-car and trailer - Trailer becoming detached and mounting footpath - Injury to pedestrian - Proof of negligence -Res ipsa loquitur.

In an action of negligence for injuries caused to the plaintiff through a trailer, which was coupled to the defendant's motor-car becoming detached, it was established by the defendant that there was no defect in the coupling, that the trailer had been properly attached to the car, and that the cause of the accident was unknown. Held, that the onus of proof of negligence on the part of the defendant had not been discharged by the plaintiff, and...

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