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Court case applies new legal rule to test drive accident cases, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about a recent court case that applied the so-called “joint venture” rule to cases involving auto accidents which occur during test drives through a dealership. In that case, as we noted, the accident occurred while a dealership employee was riding in the vehicle. The court ended up applying the joint venture rule because both occupants of the vehicle had the right to control the car and a “common interest in conducting the test drive.”

Court case applies new legal rule to test drive accident cases, P.1

When an individual is harmed in an automobile accident, it is important that they work with an experienced attorney to ensure they receive the advocacy they deserve. Part of thorough advocacy is to ensure that a defendant is able to identify all parties who were responsible for contributing to the accident and bring them into the litigation to ensure they are held accountable.

In our previous post, we mentioned recent National Safety Council report which showed that distracte

In our previous post, we mentioned recent National Safety Council report which showed that distracted driving increased in the first four months of 2015, despite the efforts of states to counteract the problem of distracted driving. Colorado, like other states, has restricted the use of texting and cell phones by drivers, though it isn’t clear how helpful these laws are.

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