Bellrichard Et Al. v. Chicago & N. W. Ry
WI.162, 20 N.W.2d 710, 569 (1945)(247 Wis)
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
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Action by Lisetta Bellrichard and Andrew Bellrichard by Rock County Savings & Trust Company, his guardian, commenced on September 6, 1944 to recover damages for personal injuries to plaintiffs, and to recover damages sustained by Lisetta Bellrichard because of the death of her infant son, Wayne. The injuries arose out of a collision between an automobile driven by plaintiff Lisetta Bellrichard, and a train operated by defendant railroad company. The action was tried to the court and a jury and a special verdict rendered. The jury found defendant negligent in respect of speed, exonerated defendant from negligence in respect of lookout, and the sounding of the engine bell. Plaintiff Lisetta Bellrichard was found guilty of negligence in failing to keep a proper lookout and also as to management and control of her car. The former was held to be a cause of the collision, but the causal question with respect to management and control was not answered by the jury. The negligence of plaintiff, Lisetta Bellrichard, was held to constitute more than a slight want of ordinary care. 6% of the negligence involved was attributed to defendant and 40% to Lisetta Bellrichard. The jury found no damages by reason of personal injuries to Lisetta Bellrichard, awarded her $2500 pecuniary damages for the death of her son, Wayne, and assessed $4,000 as the damages of Andrew Bellrichard for personal injuries, including pain and suffering. The other items of damages found need not be detailed and had to do with funeral expenses, damages to automobile, medical expenses, etc.
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- Category: Law
- Published: 20 November 1945
- Publisher: LawApp Publishers
- Print Length: 18 Pages
- Language: English