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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 »

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Teen Drivers and Distracted Driving

By John H. Ruby |

When a vehicle driver engages in an activity that is unrelated to the actual operation of the car, it is known as distracted driving. Using mobile devices when driving and other distracting activities fall within the realm of distracted driving. In several studies, it has been shown that distracted driving represents a serious issue… Read More »