Article 697. Responsibility for damage caused to a third party as a result of using the thing.

The lender is responsible for the harm caused to a third party as a result of using the thing, if he does not prove that the harm was caused due to the intent or gross negligence of the loan recipient or the person in whom this item was with the lender’s consent.

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