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VIC Abandoned Shopping Trolley Damaged Car - Is Costco Liable?

Discussion in 'Insurance Law Forum' started by Ray Smithson, 1 December 2015.

  1. Ray Smithson

    Ray Smithson Member

    1 December 2015
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    I was parked in a street loading zone (perhaps illegally) outside buildings which were not owned by the supermarket (and some distance away), when a strong gust of wind pushed an abandoned supersized Costco shopping trolley into my car (plenty of witnesses). Does Costco have any liability?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Dear Ray,

    Negligence and liability for negligence only arise when someone fails to warn of or take steps to prevent a foreseeable risk of harm. I cannot think of anything Costco could have done to prevent one of its trolleys from colliding with your vehicle and I very much doubt they would be found liable for something like you have described.
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