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Generally parent's cannot be held responsible for damages caused a child who has reached the age of majority, which in most states is 18. Four states have different age of majority statutes, they are Alabama and Nebraska 19 years old, Mississippi and Pennsylvania 21 years old (with some annotated exceptions). Regardless of the age responsibility for personal injury claims often depends upon specific circumstances. For example how the injury resulted, was it the result to a traffic accident, on property owned by the parents, can any negligence by other parties be attributed to the injury/damages, and so forth. Personal injury attorneys are very good at "working the system" to obtain the maximum damages award possible. It would be in the best interest of the parties involved to consult an attorney who is versant on state laws pertaining to personal injury claims.
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If an accident is caused by someone distracting a driver who has liability insurance only can they collect damages from the person who distracted them?
Answer The driver is responsible for whatever goes on in the car. If he/she is distracted he shouldn't be driving but should immediately pull over. If he/she has …used the poor judgment to allow an irresponsible person in the car and is subsequently distracted, the driver is still responsible. In the end, no matter what happens, the driver is responsible.
If a minor child who does not have a driver's license is involved in a fatal accident while driving a friend's car can their parents' insurance company be sued?
Answer This is a situation where the parents of the minor who was driving the vehicle should obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. Because the minor w…as not licensed the insurance provider does not have to accept liability for any damages. The parents of the minor however, can be held liable for any and all property damage and personal injuries that were incurred, including a possible wrongful death lawsuit depending upon the circumstances.
Could the parents of an 18-year-old be sued if their daughter was in an accident while driving a vehicle owned by another person?
Answer No. An 18-year-old is considered a legal adult in all states with the exception of Nebraska where the age of majority is 19.
Can an 18-year-old covered under his parents' insurance policy be sued for an accident if his parents allowed the policy to lapse without his knowledge but he had given them his monthly payment?
Answer Yes, the person is an adult and if the accident was his fault is responsible regardless of the status of the insurance coverage.
If my 18 year old daughter has an accident and the car and insurance are in her name do you as her parent have any liability?
No you are not liable as your daughter is the owner and named insured
Personal Injury occurred after auto accident The person who caused it is insured through same insurance company as mine How do you seek resoulution for injury?
You would need to consult a lawyer to determine potential settlement. Some lawyers give free case evaluations
Does a non-custodial parent face more risk in being sued than a custodial parent when insuring their 18 yr old child on their auto policy should an accident occur?
Custody would not be a factor at all in this case because your child is a legal adult.
You have rental insurance. Your boyfriend also on the lease and caused an injury by accident and he is being charged for neglegence. Can you be sued for personal injury?
This is not so simple a question to answer without more details, but in the UK if you have building and contents insurance which covers liability of the householders - that in…surance can be used to pay the liability of householder's negligence, but it would be your boyfriend that is sued. If however the accident happened on your premises - both occupier's can be sued depending on the circumstances of what happened. See the related link entitled "Occupiers Liability" to see the duty that is owed by an occupier of premises.
Could the parents of an 18 year old be sued if their daughter was in an accident driving the parents car on the parents insurance policy?
No i dont think because she was the one driving the car, i didnt mtter who it belonged to.
If they are the child's legal parent yes. The only way that they might be unresponsible is if the other parent had sole physical and legal custody. If they have joint custod…y but the child lives most of the time with the other parent they are still responsible.
It is meant to protect you in case you injure or kill another person.
Liability covers the other person that you damage. Uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage carries those in your vehicle. Medical payments coverage covers everyone i…nvolved regardless of fault.
Can parents be sued for liability for a child on their auto insurance policy while a child is not living with parent?
Yes, If still a minor the legal guardian (usually the parents) can be sued under parental liability statutes. Yes, if the child was driving the parents vehicle at the time of… the accident. No, If your daughter is over 18 or otherwise emancipated by law and not driving the parents vehicle.
Liability coverage offers coverage for bodily injury and property damage to the other vehicle and passengers who you hit if the accident is your faulty. It does not cover you …or anyone in your vehicle.
if you made the accident(specially if it prove you did it on purpose) it is almost certain you will lose the lawsuit and even get sued yourself for fraud