Disability/Personal Injury

Garage partly liable for brain injury suffered by car thief

A garage is partly liable for a “catastrophic brain injury” a 15-year-old suffered when a car he helped steal from the business crashed, Ontario’s highest court has ruled.

A three-judge Appeal Court panel backed a jury’s finding that Rankin’s Garage & Sales in the Bruce County village of Paisley is partly liable because it left the key in the car and took no steps to prevent the car from being stolen.

Personal Injury Lawyer Sivan Tumarkin, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, explained to host Mike Stafford on Global News Radio 640 Toronto why a court might have come to this decision.

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