Washington Law Review


Max Kaminoff


Under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, where proof is made that an injury occurred under certain circumstances, negligence will be presumed from those circumstances. It is the purpose of this comment to discuss the doctrine as it exists in Washington from the standpoint of: (1) Under what circumstances will the doctrine be applied; (2) What effect will be given to the doctrine when it is applied; and (3) Will the applicability of the doctrine be affected by the plaintiff's pleading and attempting to prove specific acts of negligence.

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