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In 1978, I opened Delaware’s first suburban law office to respond to the overwhelming need for legal services for the middle income consumer. The rich always could afford attorneys and the poor had free legal services. Middle income consumers always were left out in the cold. Since that time, our firm’s focus has been to help those in the middle. We’ve helped protect the rights of thousands of people in all areas of the state. I am proud of our track record and the help that we have given to middle income Delawareans.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Parental Liability for Teens

Parental Liability for Teens:

By Eric M. Doroshow, Esquire

August 5, 2008

How can a teenage driver in the family can cause liability to you that you may not know about?

Delaware Law provides that any adult who signs a driver’s license application on behalf of a minor under the age of 18 years is liable along with the minor for any damages resulting from the minor’s negligence. Even if the adult parent and/or guardian did not sign the application, they may still be responsible for as much as $5,000.00 in property damage if the teenager damages property through “reckless” conduct.

If you have a teen-age driver in your house, it is important that you notify your insurance company and make arrangements to have appropriate coverage for both the child and yourself. And of course, make sure to keep a close watch on the driving habits of your teen. Car accidents caused by your teen driver may have a direct financial impact on your insurance rates and your personal liability.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you will need a Delaware personal injury lawyer to review your case. We offer a free initial consultation. Contact us today.


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