Asked over 3 years ago - Middlesboro, KYFlag
My 17 year old son was invited by a friend (18) to come onto his property to shoot a bb gun. When my son shot the gun the bb rioched off the can and hit a car window. As the parent of the 17 year old am I liable for the full bill?
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Where were the parents of the 18 year old "friend"?
Who gave the 18 year old "friend" the BB gun?
Was the "friend" inviting your son to operate the gun in an area where the parents said it would be safe to shoot the gun?
Do you see where I am going with these questions?
There is no absolute legal answer that will satisfy everyone. However, if your son was invited to go shoot his friend's gun in an area where it had been represented as safe to conduct such activity, the fact that a freak "ricochet" happened is not his or your fault.
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