[SOLVED] Discusion on Torts
Doug LOVES donuts. He travels daily to the Daves Donut Shop for a delicious donut. One day while driving to Daves, Doug is at a stoplight, daydreaming of donuts. Doug is facing east, into the beautiful morning sunrise, at a stop light. While not paying attention, the light turns green, and Doug doesnt realize it. Meanwhile, a young mother, Tabitha, is taking a van full of children to school and is travelling behind Doug, (east into the sun), and sees the light is green but she expects Doug to begin driving. Doug doesnt move, because he doesnt realize the light is green. Tabitha is overly distracted by the van full of kids, and turns around to maintain order in the van, while never slowing down believing Doug was going to accelerate through the green light. Tabitha at the speed limit rear-ends Doug causing a collision. The collision is more than a fender bender. Tabithas van is heavily damaged, but drivable and Dougs car must be towed from the scene. Doug is furious, not only because his car is damaged, but he is sore and can already envision the medical bills he will face from whiplash. Doug also realizes that this event will cause him to not get to Daves Donuts before work, and he will not get his daily donut. This realization puts Doug into a blind donut-passion fueled rage. Doug is so frustrated that he cant help but want to take some frustration out on someone, something, really anything to expel his frustration. Doug sees J.R. on the sidewalk, walking his cat. Doug hates cats, and doesnt understand why anyone would walk a cat on a sidewalk. Doug runs behind J.R. to exclaim Dont walk your cat, sidewalks are for dogs!, but Doug doesnt get the opportunity to do so, as J.R., hears his footsteps, jerks around violently and ruptures a disc in his back. J.R. later explained to medical personnel that he felt someone was going to attack him or his cat, so he turned around faster than normal to see what was happening, and he got hurt. An ambulance is called to tend to J.R.s injured back. While transporting J.R. to the hospital, medical personnel are faced with J.R.s demands this is cat, Princess must accompany him to the hospital. Reluctantly, the medical personnel agree, if for nothing more than to keep J.R. at peace while in transit. While in transit, J.R. becomes furious that Princess was placed in an impromptu cage in the ambulance, and slaps a first responder whom was aiding in the transport. Eventually, J.R. is given medication to help him relax and he is safely transported to the hospital. Identify all the possible torts in this scenario. For each tort, identify a) what is the specific tort, b) who is the plaintiff/defendant and c) do you think the plaintiff has a good case for damages?
Haven’t found relevant content or pressed for time? –Don’t worry, you have a team of Law professionals to help you.
All you need to do is fill in the order form in the upper right corner and upload the files that are crucial for your assignment. Also, don’t forget to specify whether your assignment has to be based upon specific research, theory, method, or program. After that, we will assign the most suitable expert to complete your assignment. You can always chat with your expert and ask any questions you have during the working process.