Take 2

March 19, 2012

  • 48A Automobiles
  • 48AV Injuries from Operation, or Use of Highway
  • 48AV(A) Nature and Grounds of Liability
  • 48Ak202 Contributory Negligence
  • 48Ak205 k. Knowledge of Danger.

48A AutomobilesMotion picture stuntwoman injured in automobile collision did not assume risk of injury, where director did not inform her that original take, in which vehicle cut across front of opposing traffic and onto opposite shoulder, passed oncoming cars, and then returned to highway, would be altered to have automobile drive head-on into opposing traffic, weave through it in serpentine fashion, and double speed utilized in first performance of stunt.
Von Beltz v. Stuntman, Inc., 255 Cal. Rptr. 755 (Ct. App. 1989)
Suggested by Robert B. Jacobs, Attorney; Law Office of Robert B. Jacobs; Pleasanton, CA