Yes - you may have a potential lawsuit against the parents. You need to consult with a qualified attorney in the Eugene area. Go to the "find a lawyer" tab to look for a Eugene attorney. Did you have uninsured motorist coverage. I know that Ray Bradley practices in Eugene and is an experienced personal injury attorney. His number is 541-683-4878. An attorney simply needs to review all the meaning and relevant facts.
I agree with the last post. There may be a claim for negligent entrustment of the car to the son, just as an example. Contact a lawyer in your area and usually you will get a free consultation - at least that way you know you are leaving no stone unturned.
Yes depending on age of the minor driver. Most licenses require the parents sign the license until age of majority thereby putting parents on the hook. You need to consult an attorney in your area.
Parents are probably liable. Also, don't settle with your own insurance company without a lawyer reviewing the situation, as insurance companies are pretty sneaky. Find a personal lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30% with no costs deducted, so you get the lion’s share of the settlement, not your lawyer.
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Meet with a local injury lawyer to be sure you are getting a fair settlement with your ins co on what I assume is an uninsured motorist claim. I dont know the law in Or, but in ca, the ins co cant increase your premium for a claim that wasnt your fault. Check with your state dept of ins.
You may have a claim against the other boy and his parents. In Ca, once you elect to take uninsured motorist coverage benefits, the ins co is subrogated to your rights and can go after anyone they think liable for reimbursement. Check with counsel in your state and see if you can pursue the parents even if you take UM benefits.
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