Who bears liability if someone is injured in an accident?.

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Who bears liability if someone is injured in an accident?.

A friend took my son and his friend for a ride in a golf cart. The friend decided to have his 8 year old drive. She took a turn too sharp and the cart flipped causing my son’s friend to get injured. It was not serious but there are medical bills and lost work income. Is the friend who owns the golf cart and had his daughter drive, liable for her medical bills and lost wages?

Asked on May 2, 2014 under Personal Injury, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

From what you write, yes, the friend who had his 8-year-old daughter driver would be liable, because to have a young child drive a golf cart is negligent, or unreasonably careless, and negligence gives rise to liability. If that person will not pay volunatarily, he could be sued with a good probability of success.


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