Ellis (by his Grandmother and Litigation Friend, Titley) v Kelly and another

Child – Negligence. The claimant's brain injury, sustained when aged eight he had been knocked down by the defendant's car, had arisen from momentary misjudgement on his part balanced against reckless conduct on the part of the defendant, whose driving was outside the claimant's expectation based on his understanding and experience. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division, rejected the defence of contributory negligence and entered judgment for the claimant on the whole claim, with damages to be assessed on a full liability basis. The court further dismissed the CPR Pt 20 claim against the claimant's mother.

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