Under the tort liability law, also known as "the law of negligence", a person is considered liable for committing a tort, if they have failed to satisfy the standard of care - a standard determined by the behavior of a reasonably prudent individual. The tortfeasor's actions are measured against the actions of a reasonably prudent person, and they are found to be below-standard, the individual is guilty of negligence. The tort liability law applies mainly to unintentional torts. In the case of intentional torts and strict liability torts, the defendant is found guilty regardless of negligence. If a wrongful act is done deliberately, the possibility of negligence is ruled out automatically.
Their parents were responsible for their deaths. On page 88 when Dally met Johnny and Ponyboy after their escape of jail and the death of Bob, Johnny asks Dally if his parents have asked about him. “My parents Johnny repeated doggedly did they ask about me ? No snapped Dally they didn’t blast it Johnny what do they matter?”. “Shoot my old man don’t give a hang whether I'm in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter”.
Subchapter B of the Consumer Product Safety Act establishes a consumer product safety standard for infant swings (ECFR — Code of Federal Regulations, n.d.). In view of that, had Fisher-Price not recalled cradle swings and serious injuries occurred, the company could have faced a negligence lawsuit and suffered reputation damage. However, it is clear from Fisher-Price’s swift action that the company wants to protect consumer and its
Anyway, he whacked every window out of the Finch boy’s car.’” (Stanley Basca to Elvis) (page 84) This passage from a trial scene, shows that Not only did Davy have no remorse for killing the two young men, he actually lured them to his home where his family slept unknowing. So, the reader is led to feel sympathetic towards a man who destroyed someone’s vehicle, lured criminals to his family home where his kid brother and sister slept, and then he shot the two boys in front of his eleven-year-old brother. Shooting Basca and Finch was all premeditated. Ruben states “Somehow he was holding the little Winchester he’d carried in the timber that afternoon. And holding it comfortably.” (page 49) Not only did Davy bring the gun to bed with him, but had the gun loaded and ready to go before the light was switched on to see who was at the door.
Chris burned his money and left his car abandoned which was his initial plan but thing played out that way. He decided that to fulfill his journey he could not own a car or that would be considered cheating, according to his own policy. He states “The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.”(krakauer 58) Chris wants to experience new things and wants to become his own self fulfilled prophecy. he wants to be the designated driver of his own life and be the only one responsible for his own mistakes. Chris sees that he can not live in a world that has so much violence hate and despise.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Meadow Walker (Paul Walker's daughter), was responded to by the German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports car - Porsche. The daughter of the Fast & Furious actor claims that her father would still be alive if the vehicle had proper safety features that would have given him the necessary protection from the tremendous impact of the crash. A representative of Porsche, said in a statement, "We felt sorrow whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly recognized that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed." Reportedly, the Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County stated that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which was driven by Roger Rodas (Paul Walker's friend) was on the speed of "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car hit a power pole and several trees." This was coupled with a report from CNN claiming that the speed limit posted on the office park road should have only been 45 mph.
He does this through the way that he creatively avoids the prospect of attending school at all costs. Going against what is expected in society, Ferris fakes an illness to avoid his classes, in a revolt against the school system, a much more powerful figure than ferris. He also rebels against authority in general by taking a friend’s dad’s car for a joy ride. He does this to also revolt against the father was treating the son. All along the father had treated him like a piece of gum that had become stuck to his shoe and cared more about his car than his own son.
Aunt Beryl doesn 't want them to stay with her and after numerous incidents with the police regarding Harley, she says Carl has to get a job if he wants to stay. He gets a one off job with Joy Duncan who lives on an island called Wiseman 's Cove. On the way home Carl meets Skip Duncan, Joy 's husband, the owner and captain of a barge that ferries cars to and from the island. Carl asks for a job there but, after revealing his last name, he is rejected. He learns this is because his grandfather had a car accident that crippled Skip leg for life, and accidentally killed his son.
The death of Lennie sets a clear example to all that American Dream is achievable. For Gatsby's death comes from an unexpected place. The day before Gatsby’s death he was in a car with Daisy, letting her drive his car when a woman named Myrtle ran out on the road and Daisy accidently ran her over and killed her. Myrtle ran into the road because she thought the one driving the car was Tom, her lover, and not Daisy. She believed this because Gatsby let Tom drive his car beforehand when he stopped at Myrtle’s husband, Wilson’s, garage for gas.
In fact, we learn that he has had his excessive pride even as a young man and that it is his pride that leads him to unknowingly kill his own father. We learn that when he was younger he visited the oracle at Delphi and had it prophesied that he would one day kill his own father and sleep with his own mother, "Warned Laius that he would die at the hands of his son.."(Hamilton 268). In his state of anger he headed on the road again far away from his own city. A man and traveling companions were also on the road heading towards Delphi, and when they saw Oedipus, they ran him off the road. Due to his pride and anger, he struck out at the travelers, killing them