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Can Parents be Held Liable for a Car Accident Caused by Their Teenage Child?

By John H. Ruby |

Under Kentucky law, parents may be held jointly and severally liable for damage caused by a teenage motorist’s negligence when they sign the documents for their driver’s license application or when they provide them with an automobile to operate. Kentucky courts recognize “the family purpose doctrine,” which allows parents to be held accountable for… Read More »