In Wednesday morning's KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR- reporter- former co-worker and a generally nice fellow Mark Morris wrote of a court decision to allow a Missouri Highway Patrol driver's license examiner to sue a driver that caused the examiner an injury.
Mr. Morris reports that the driver's license examiner "Patricia Ivey" suffered a "shoulder" injury when the person who was taking the driver's test- "Clara Joe Nicholson-McBride-" reportedly "slammed on the brakes" as Ms. Nicholson-McBride came upon a red traffic light.
Some of my questions are:
1. How old was Clara Joe Nicholson-McBride-
2. Was Ms. Nicholson-McBridge a previous driver's license holder- and
3. Did the driver's license examiner Ms. Ivey give any command(s) to the person she was examining prior to Ms. Nicholson-McBride slamming on the brakes?
In addition- it seems that the decision by the "three-judge panel of Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals" that overturned a Jackson County judge's original decision that stated "the driver’s license examiner had assumed the risk of such injuries when she took the job-" opens a HUGE can of worms.
Let's take for an example- a firefighter at a house fire is injured by a homeowner improper storage of flammable materials.
Will that firefighter be free to sue the homeowner due to that home owner's negligence?