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Negligence : Personal Injury – Tram Accident – Causation

Where a woman who was injured when she fell from a tram at a state fair brought a negligence action against the state fair and the tram driver, the directed verdict for the defendants is reversed and remanded because a jury could have reasonably inferred that the sudden, unexpected stop of the tram caused the plaintiff to lose her balance and fall, so the plaintiff made a submissible case.

Judgment is reversed and remanded.

Kottman v. Missouri State Fair (MLW No. 67299/Case No. WD77118 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Pettis County, Koffman, J. (Samuel M. Wendt for appellants) (Doug Leyshock for respondent).

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