Careless is walking down the street not paying

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7. Careless is walking down the street not paying attention to his footsteps. He negligently bumps into Edwood knocking him to the pavement. While this fall would normally only cause small bruises, Edwood has a rare form of calcium deficiency in his bones. The fall resulting from the collision shatters Edwood's hip, bones, and joints. If Edwood brings suit against Careless for negligence seeking all the damages of the shattered hip, bones, and joints, he will likely: A. Prevail, because the shattering of Edwood's hip was reasonably foreseeable. B. Not prevail, because the extent of the injury was unexpected. C. Prevail, because the Defendant takes the victim as they are found. D. Not prevail, because the damages are grossly disproportionate to the Defendant's fault. Answer: C. Prevail, because the Defendant takes the victim as they are found. Careless was negligent because he wasn’t paying attention where he was walking and unintentionally bumped into Edwood who was injured because of his deficiency. Edwood is innocent as he wasn’t doing anything to cause himself injury. It was the bump by Careless that caused his multiple injures.
8. Ted and Tom were driving to work in the former’s automobile one morning. As they were traveling at a speed of 20 mph (which was within the posted speed limit), Tom suddenly pointed to an overturned vehicle along the side of the highway and said, “Look at that car upside down.” Ted turned to look at the overturned vehicle. As he was looking toward the side of the road, Ted failed to see an abandoned vehicle with a flat tire in the highway about 200 feet in front of his oncoming auto. Seconds later Ted crashed into the rear of the abandoned auto and was injured. The jurisdiction has a relevant comparative negligence statute in effect. If Ted asserts a claim against the owner of the abandoned auto, the most likely result is that Ted will

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