My son, further referred as juvenile 1 and his friend, further referred as juvenile 2, WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE, were provided alcohol by adult member of juvenile 2 family and were allowed to go riding ATV that belonged to juvenile 1 with him as a driver and juvenile 2 as a passenger. Which end up in an accident where juvenile 2 sustain severe injuries.
New Jersey Personal Injury - Homeowners Insurance Coverage - Contribution and Indemnification. Patrick Amoresano You should certainly notify your homeowners insurance carrier of the incident to confirm your coverage. If they acknowledge coverage, they will hire an attorney to defend the claim and assert claims for contribution from Juvenile 2's household. If coverage is denied, you should consult with an experienced attorney to determine whether the denial is appropriate or unjustified.
You might want to talk to an insurance coverage attorney asap. Have the atty review your auto ins policy and your homeowners. You could have a problem with potential exclusion for motorized "vehicle" under the homeowners, depending upon how it is defined in policy. Sounds like you would have a basis for a cross complaint for indemnity against the adult member of J-2's family. That might not be much help, depending upon that persons financial condition and whether there would be ins coverage foir that person's act. Also, depending upon J-2's age, he may have assumed the risk of riding knowing J1 had been drinking. J2 may be comparatively at fault and depending upon your state law that could be a ppartial or complete defense.
If I were you, Id talk to an ins coverage atty even if I had to pay for consult, before reporting to ins cos and possibly saying the wrong thing.
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