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Rabata v. Dohner
Wisconsin Supreme Court
172 N.W.2d 409 (1969)
Rabata (plaintiff) and Dohner (defendant) got into a car accident. Rabata sued Dohner for injuries sustained. At trial, Rabata called Harold Vik as an expert witness. Vik was trained in and had experience with reconstructing car accidents. Rather than pose a hypothetical question to Vik assuming certain disputed facts to be true, Rabata asked Vik, based on his training, experience, and review of the vehicles and pictures in evidence, his opinion as to the position of the vehicles when the accident occurred. Vik testified over Dohner’s objection that Dohner’s vehicle had been in Rabata’s lane. The jury returned a verdict for Rabata. Dohner appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Heffernan, J.)
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