Brief Fact Summary. The Plaintiff Hill, (Plaintiff), was injured when the car he was riding in collided with a tractor left in the road without its lights on.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. When two separate acts of negligence produce a single harm, each tortfeasor is wholly responsible for the harm even though his act alone may not have caused it.
Issue. Whether two separate tortfeasors can be liable for one injury that could not have resulted without the negligence of both parties.
Held. Multiple tortfeasors are each responsible for the entire injury and the complaint against the tractor’s owner must be reinstated.
Where separate acts of negligence combine to produce directly a single injury each tort-feasor is responsible for the entire result, even though his act alone might not have caused it.View Full Point of Law