The owner of a rare sports car damaged by a drunken driver is entitled not only to compensation for the cost of repairs, but also for the depreciated value of a vehicle no longer in “original factory condition,” according to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
The panel unanimously reversed a trial court ruling in Franklin Corp. v. Prahler, 960, which arises out of Buffalo, where an intoxicated driver drove his Jeep Cherokee into a parked 2000 Ford GT in May 2005.
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