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# Currently, the city of Grimchester is liable for any injury

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Currently, the city of Grimchester is liable for any injury [#permalink]

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Currently, the city of Grimchester is liable for any injury incurred because of a city sidewalk in need of repair or maintenance. However, Grimchesterâ€™s sidewalks are so extensive that it is impossible to hire enough employees to locate and eliminate every potential danger in its sidewalks. Governments should be liable for injuries incurred on public property only if they knew about the danger beforehand and negligently failed to eliminate it.

Which one of the following describes an injury for which the city of Grimchester is now liable, but should not be according to the principle cited above?

(A) A person is injured after tripping on a badly uneven city sidewalk, and the city administration had been repeatedly informed of the need to repair the sidewalk for several years.

(B) A person is injured after tripping over a shopping bag that someone had left lying in the middle of the sidewalk.

(C) A person is injured after stepping in a large hole in a city sidewalk, and the city administration had first learned of the need to repair that sidewalk minutes before.

(D) A person who is heavily intoxicated is injured after falling on a perfectly even city sidewalk with no visible defects.

(E) A person riding a bicycle on a city sidewalk is injured after swerving to avoid a pedestrian who had walked in front of the bicycle without looking.
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04 May 2005, 09:18
C it is.

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04 May 2005, 10:52
Yes C it is.

Only in C, Govt. theoretically knew about the potential injury, but they didn't had enough time to fix it and hence should not be practically held responsible for it.
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06 May 2005, 04:53
pb_india, thanks.

OA is C.

Hi, guys, what I need is your explanation.

Try to explain your choice even the easiest question will make you more brilliant.

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06 May 2005, 05:29
Currently: Govt. will pay for any injury incurred due to faulty sidewalk.
Proposed pricple: Govt. should pay only if it knew about the defect and didn't work on it.

A. Govt knew about the defect & didn't work on it -> Govt is lable to pay in both cases

B. Person is injured not becoz of the defect is sidewalk -> Govt isn't liable to pay

C. Person is injured becoz of defect which govt just learnt. -> Govt is liable to pay by current principle not the proposed principle.

D. Person is injured not becoz of the defect is sidewalk -> Govt isn't liable to pay

E. Person is injured not becoz of the defect is sidewalk -> Govt isn't liable to pay

Thus OA is C.
06 May 2005, 05:29
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