Exclusive Control

Definition of Exclusive Control

The “exclusive control” of thing causing accident, applies to right of control of instrumentality causing injury. Gerhart v. Southern California Gas Co., 56 Cal.App.2d 425, 132 P.2d 874, 877. Under the rule “of exclusive control”, where a thing is shown to be under management of defendant or his servants, and accident is such as in ordinary course does not happen if those having management use proper care, it affords reasonable evidence in absence of explanation that the accident arose from want of care. Mack v. Reading Co., 377 Pa. 135, 103 A.2d 749, 751.

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