We’ve all seen the signs on the backs of the trucks. STAY BACK! Not Responsible for Broken Windshields! Most people suspect the signs are nonsense - but I explain how we know they are. And some other related topics.
Ever had your windshield broken by a rock from a dump truck? I think I’ve gone through six or seven. But in my cases, they were all taken care of by insurance. But what if there was no insurance coverage?
Yes, you could go after the truck owner and - theoretically - win. But you’d have to prove your case. And that is where it gets tricky.
And the obvious parallel is those stupid signs at the parking garage saying they’re not responsible for the bad things that happen to your car while it is in their custody.
But all of this got me thinking - Why can’t people who get hit by batted balls (or broken bats) sue the team owners? Isn’t it the same thing? Yes it is, but legally - no it’s not. It’s weird, but I explain it all in this week’s podcast.
And the video:
Pic at the top is the garages at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Just a random shot I found on my cellphone.
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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.
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