Legal Solutions Blog HOTD: Power company couldn’t foresee injuries caused to man chasing squirrel up utility pole

One of the first things taught in law school is the concept of “foreseeability,” which is used as a test for liability in negligence cases. In very simple terms, if the injury alleged to have been caused by one person to another is not “foreseeable,” there can be no recovery because there is no legal negligence.

This Headnote of the Day provides an entertaining example of this concept. Don’t chase squirrels up utility poles and expect the electric company to take the blame for your injury.

Legal Solutions Blog HOTD: Power company couldn’t foresee injuries caused to man chasing squirrel up utility pole.