Weaver v. Ward
King's Bench, 1616
Plaintiff and defendant were engaged in military exercises together when defendant accidentally shot plaintiff.
Is one liable for a harm done if it was not his intent or negligence that made him cause the harm?
A harm must be evitable to be able to be held liable for.
Plaintiff could have forseeably prevented his shooting of defendant, so he should be held liable for it.
Maybe not if the harm is not intentional or negligent. Here, it was negligence that caused it however, so the defendant is liable.
Defendants might not be liable for accidental harms.