Underage driver using a neighbors car has an accident on that persons property.

Who would be liable if a neighbor who disregards my wishes to not let my unlicensed 12 year old drive a motor vehicle on his farm does and an accident occurs.

Madison, WI -

Attorney Answers (5)

Michael C. Witt

Michael C. Witt

Personal Injury Lawyer - Jefferson, WI
Answered

Generally, as you state the question, the vehicle owner who permitted the child to operate without parental consent would seem to bear primary liability. The specific law that applies will differ depending upon what type of vehicle it was, as farm implements, recreational vehicles, and vehicles licensed for operation on the roads are addressed by different statutes. That doesn't stop a plaintiff looking for coverage from suing you anyway, so report the incident to your insurance company.

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Jeremy Louis Geller

Jeremy Louis Geller

Personal Injury Lawyer - Chicago, IL
Answered

You, Your neighbor, the owner of the tractor, and your son could be liable.

David Ian Schoen

David Ian Schoen

Personal Injury Lawyer - Windsor, VT
Answered

More facts are needed. Was anyone injured?

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Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Personal Injury Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
Answered

Could be you, your son, your neighbor, and tractor owner if different than neighbor. If your son sustained injuries, have a local personal injury lawyer investigate.

L. Vincent Ramunno Jr.

L. Vincent Ramunno Jr.

Personal Injury Lawyer - Wilmington, DE
Answered

If happened in Wisconsin, consult a Wisconsin lawyer asap.

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