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Doors: Cases Summarized By Accident Lawyer

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Doors and the related topic of vehicle accidents. For more information on doors and related issues see the page on Wikipedia.

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1968 National Cab v. Thompson, 208 Va. 731, 160 S.E.2d 769.

Plaintiff caught finger in door while alighting from cab. Jury question presented.

1966 Smith v. Prater, 206 Va. 693, 146 S.E.2d 179.

Defendant was driving ten-year-old worn-out automobile with three persons in front seat, at excessive speed around sharp curves. Plaintiff fell out of door. Such accident was foreseeable.

1959 Ruett v. Nottingham, 200 Va. 722, 107 S.E.2d 402.

Plaintiff minor fell out of rear door of vehicle. Judgment entered for defendant since no showing of gross negligence on part of defendant.

1953 Eggleston v. Broadway-Manhattan Taxi Corp., 194 Va. 584, 74 S.E.2d 212.

If it be conclusively shown that person alighting from vehicle failed to exercise ordinary care to look for approaching traffic and this contributed to his being struck, then he is guilty of contributory negligence.

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