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Who's Responsible for Cleaning Up the Mess


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10/15/2013
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Michelle Chapman rearended a Dodge Dakota truck.

The passengers in the vehicle Chapman struck were passing a container of milk at the time.

The milk spilled. It was hot out. And before long the inside of the truck was stinky.

Unfortunately, the smell couldn't be removed. And the truck was deemed a write off.

An article on the front page of the October 15, 2013, edition of the Vancouver Sun says that Chapman has hired a lawyer.

Chapman's lawyer, Paul Roxburgh, says that the "milk drinkers" are partially at fault ( contributorily negligent) for the damage to their truck.

Me. I disagree. There's a basic principle of personal injury law:

' you take your victim as you find them'.

You rearend someone - you're responsible for the damage you cause.

That's the bottom line.

Jeff Witten



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