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dc.creatorYoung, Kevin M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-15T20:05:56Z
dc.date.available2021-06-15T20:05:56Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citation18 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1331en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/87003
dc.description.abstractPorterfield v. Brinegar, decided by the Texas Supreme Court, held that the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur would be applied to Texas cases involving single-car accidents. The application of the doctrine to these types of cases was not surprising; many jurisdictions have recognized the need for applying res ipsa in this area. The real significance of the case lies in the fact that the supreme court chose to follow the few states that apply res ipsa to situations in which neither party has evidence concerning the actual wreck. By its holding, the supreme court has provided an undeserved procedural advantage to plaintiffs while mandating that innocent defendants rebut a potentially insurmountable presumption.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Tech Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectCase noteen_US
dc.subjectPorterfield v. Brinegaren_US
dc.subjectRes ipsa loquituren_US
dc.subjectAutomobile accidentsen_US
dc.subjectCar accidentsen_US
dc.subjectEvidenceen_US
dc.subjectNegligenceen_US
dc.titleTexas Supreme Court Allows Res Ipsa Loquitur Instruction to be Given to Jury in Action Involving Single-Car Automobile Accident: Porterfield v. Brinegar, 719 S.W.2d 558 (Tex. 1986)en_US
dc.title.alternativeTexas Supreme Court Allows Res Ipsa Loquitur Instruction to be Given to Jury in Action Involving Single-Car Automobile Accidenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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