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Liability for Careless Smoking

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 04:59 pm
If a person's smoking (e.g., smoking in bed, leaving an untended cigarette) results in a fire, is the smoker civilly liable for the monetary damages of the fire to the owners of the burned property and to the Fire Department for cost to putting the fire out?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2007 07:05 am
Maybe.
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squinney
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2007 08:03 am
Did they survive?
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BlueAwesomeness
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2007 04:19 pm
I don't know for sure, but that makes sense. It's the smoker's negligence that caused the damage. Why shouldn't they have to pay for the damages?
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Mathos
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2007 09:59 am
Aren't most fires the result of carelessness in some form or another if not arson?
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