GLEASON v. GILLIHAN


32 Wis.2d 50 (1966)

GLEASON and another, Respondents, v. GILLIHAN and another, Appellants.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

October 4, 1966.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellants there was a brief by Whaley & Whaley of Racine, and oral argument by John V. Whaley.

For the respondents there was a brief by Phillips & Richards of Kenosha, and oral argument by David L. Phillips.


WILKIE, J.

The two issues raised on this appeal are as follows:

1. Was the plaintiff negligent as to lookout as a matter of law?

2. Were the damages of $11,000 for plaintiff's injuries excessive?

Negligence as to Lookout.

The duty of lookout has two aspects. Proper lookout at intersections requires a duty of observation and a corollary requirement of making an accurate estimate of the approaching vehicle's distance and speed...

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