Am I Responsible if my Child Causes an Accident?

Am I responsible for my child's negligence? Generally, personal injury lawyers in Baltimore will tell their clients the answer is "no", which makes any parent whose child is about to get their driver's license, exhale, forcefully, with relief. This is not the rule in all jurisdictions. 

There are important exceptions to this general rule.

Parents may be responsible for damages caused by their children if the "encouraged" or "approved in advance" the conduct that led to the injury. Parents may also be held accountable if the negligently entrust a vehicle to their child. 

These are not typical situations, but are nevertheless arguments that can be raised under appropriate circumstances. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, the first then I recommend is seeing a physician to determine the state of your health. You need to also promptly consult with a personal injury attorney to determine your legal status. I offer all my clients a complimentary legal analysis and opinion. Contact me today to arrange your planning session.

 
 

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