Article 696. The risk of accidental death or accidental damage to a thing.

The borrower bears the risk of accidental death or accidental damage of the item received for free use if the thing died or was damaged due to the fact that he did not use it in accordance with the contract of gratuitous use or assignment of the thing or transferred it to a third party without the lender’s consent. The borrower also bears the risk of accidental death or accidental damage to the thing, if, taking into account the actual circumstances, it could prevent its death or damage by sacrificing his thing, but chose to keep his thing.

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References to other articles of chapter 36. Free use:
Article 689. Contract of gratuitous use.
Article 690. Lender.
Article 691. Granting of a thing for free use.
Article 692. Consequences of failure to provide things for free use.
Article 693. Responsibility for the shortcomings of the thing transferred for free use.
Article 694. The rights of third parties to the thing transferred for free use.
Article 695. The obligations of the borrower on the content of the thing.
Article 697. Responsibility for damage caused to a third party as a result of using the thing.
Article 698. Early termination of the contract of gratuitous use.
Article 699. Refusal of a contract of gratuitous use.
Article 700. Change of parties in a contract of gratuitous use.
Article 701. Termination of a contract of gratuitous use.