One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is watching your child make mistakes. When those mistakes involve driving, it can be downright terrifying. But does parental liability extend to accidents caused by their teenage driver? It’s important for parents to know what they’re responsible for and not responsible for when it comes to teaching their teenagers how to drive responsibly.

Parental Liability For Crashes Caused By An Underage Teen Driver

The first thing to consider is the age of your child when they apply for a license. Depending on the state, if you have a 16 or 17-year-old and they are driving without supervision, then as long as it’s legal in that specific state, there may not be any parental responsibility at all. However, states differ drastically from one another concerning this issue, so make sure to do your research and know the laws in your state.

Some states have passed laws that make it illegal to allow your 16-17-year-old children to operate a motor vehicle without supervision unless they drive from home to school or work and back again. But in most cases, there may be some responsibility on the part of the parents, depending on where you live. In general, though, as long as someone over 21 years old is sitting next to them at all times when their teenager is behind the wheel, then there will be no repercussions regardless of whether they’re living under their parents’ roof or not.

There’s also something important worth considering: If you decide that allowing your teenage driver to drive without supervision is a good idea, make sure they have the proper insurance and coverage.

No one wants their child or any other person on the road to be hurt because of driver inexperience, but if you’re an open book about it with your kids, there won’t be much tension between you two when something goes wrong. The best thing you can do in the event of an accident, whether it was caused by your teenage child or someone else’s, is to contact a personal injury lawyer like Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers and handle the case professionally. So, keep this point in mind always to avoid unnecessary legal issues in the future.


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In general, Las Vegas is known for its nightlife and fun activities that people from all over the world come here to enjoy. However, there is something else that keeps it in the news throughout the year. 

The accident rate in Las Vegas has touched all new heights in the recent past. Just like any other city in the US, thousands of people suffer from accidents here. The worst part of these accidents is that many fail to get the justice they deserve. 

This post talks about some important points that can help you just in case you ever face a situation like that. Make sure you pay heed to them. 

Maximum Duration For Filing Car Accident Claim:

If you are in Las Vegas and suffer from a car accident that leads to serious injuries, property damage, or emotional breakdown, then you must seek a legal route to sue the party responsible for it. There is no excuse for driving behavior that puts others’ lives in danger. In case someone drove recklessly and crashed into your vehicle, then he must face the consequences. An ideal way to move forward is to connect with https://www.askadamskutner.com/ and ask its expert team to help you with the lawsuit filing procedure. 

Usually, the filing process takes some time and requires many technical viewpoints that only a skilled personal injury lawyer can understand. This is the reason you should always seek help from a professional instead of trying to do everything by yourself. 

Just in case you suffer from serious injuries and are bedridden after the accident for a very long time, then don’t worry about filing a lawsuit. You can still take the legal route and make the other party pay for their crime. 

According to Nev. Rev. Stat. Section 11.190, you have a time period of up to two years from the date of the accident for filing an accident claim. During this period, if you take things to court and demand compensation, nobody can deny you from exercising your right. So, keep it in mind and act carefully if you ever face a similar situation in the future.


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I just don’t understand toys these days. When I was a kid, they were simple and sweet. There were dolls, there were fire trucks and cars, there were toy boats. Yes, there were toy guns, but they were simple and cartoonish mostly.

Nowadays, every toy seems like it could cause a seize or put someone’s eye out. They are all sharp edges and neon colors. They flash, they blink, they shout at you. How can children ever be calm if every toy screams and blares music? Some of them seem to have strobe lights.

I’m not surprised that some toy companies can get sued for causing children harm. I’m actually surprised more don’t get sued. I can’t think of one toy my grandson has that isn’t inappropriate in some way.

Even the stuffed animals are all crazy colors with something like fleece fur. He doesn’t have a single traditional teddy bear. I suppose at this point, he wouldn’t even want one. But even if he doesn’t want teddy bears, doesn’t he want any sweet, gentle stuffed toys? Of the whole mess of toys that I find scattered around his room and on his bed, I have found only one black and white penguin toy, which was neglected in the corner. And that’s a toy I bought him.

I don’t want to blame my daughter and say she’s raising her son wrong because that’s not how I feel. I watch my grandson eat his vegetables. He’s healthy and strong and happy. My daughter’s doing a great job raising him. It’s not her fault toys are like this. I’ve been down the toy aisles at the store, it’s not that she’s choosing to buy these toys, it’s that there aren’t other toys available. She didn’t choose to not buy him a teddy bear, she couldn’t find one.

It seems the only way to get nice, simple toys like before is to specially order them online, and they can be quite expensive. I looked into getting my grandson a little toy duck that is on a string. It can follow him around as he walks. Do you know how much it cost? Almost thirty bucks! Compare that to the average loud, screaming bright toy in the toy aisle, and you can see why a parent on a budget chooses bad toys for their child.

This just has to stop at some point. I’m sure all this racket isn’t good for children’s brains. The toys are too loud, and just to add another point here at the end, TV programs are too loud now too. Other than the shows on PBS (which do remain soft and gentle, thankfully), I haven’t seen a single show that isn’t just like those toys: too bright, too loud, too flashy, and too in your face.

I don’t mean to sound like a grumpy old woman about all this. I know tastes change. I don’t mind that he plays with different toys than I did or my daughter did, I just want him to play with toys of good quality that are good for him. Is that too much to ask?


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Accidents and mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean you should pay or suffer any more for the wrongful death of a loved one. Knowing that there is no way to bring back a loved one, fighting for the justice of their legacy can give you a piece of mind.

Even in hospitals, which are supposed to be centers of healing, mistakes can happen. Administering proper drug dosages is a dangerous game that can end fatally. Nursing homes, similarly to hospitals, are places of medical help and attention. As the elderly live in nursing homes, death is imminent, however, if it seems likely that that death came too soon, there is something you can do about it.

In the article from Cleveland.com, it clearly shows how the nurse neglected to read the label on the bottle before administering the medication, thus neglecting to dilute the oral medication, oxycodone pain reliever, before giving it to Lawrence.Knowing the nursing home was at fault, they are offering a $37,000 settlement to the family, which is being discussed in court currently, and in hearing set for Oct. 2.

Lawrence had 21 grandkids and 10 great-grandkids, and by the mistake of a nurse, her life was taken from her family too soon. Having her own interior design business, raising a family, and living a good life, she developed Alzheimer’s disease, and later her condition worsened with the addition of pneumonia. Her pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and oxycodone to relieve the pain, however, just hours after the last of five dosages of 100 mg, she passed away.

Her grieving family should not have to worry about the legal implications of this case while suffering from the loss of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As Williams Khekher puts it, “taking prompt legal action against the party responsible may be the only way to protect your family, obtain justice for your deceased loved one, and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.”

There are many reasons why you should file a law suit after your loved one has experienced a wrongful death. The first being justice. We know that nothing can bring them back, but that doesn’t mean that no one should pay for what they did, literally. The second reason is that often, the wrongful death occurs on someone who provides for their family, and this compensation can help the family stay afloat. The third reason for taking legal action is so that the company truly feels the repercussions of their mistake, and hopefully prevent this mistake from happening to someone else. Sometimes legal action is the only measure to take to ensure the company has truly learned their lessons.

Just like any other law suit, it is important to seek legal action quickly. Hiring a lawyer can help you deal with the legal jargon, while you focus on the healing process of losing a loved one. Death is not something that can be taken back, but hopefully, a lesson can be learned, and compensation can be rewarded.


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Driving while intoxicated is a bad decision under any circumstances. All 50 states across have put in place a strict .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for their drivers. With any greater BAC, you are not legally or physically capable of driving. Alcohol affects your body in a multitude of ways that impair your ability to drive safely, such as reduced attention span, slowed reaction time, and difficulty with concentration. When people drive while intoxicated, they place themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. Two Philadelphia neighborhoods got a taste of the damages caused by drunk driving on August 27, 2017.

ABC 6 reported on the man who was taken into police custody, after being suspected of driving while intoxicated. At three o’clock Sunday morning, police received several reports of accidents that had occurred on Devereau Avenue.  Witnesses said that the car was driving out of control and smashing into cars along the side of the road. The driver went through two neighborhoods before the police were able to apprehend him. During this time he hit and damaged 27 cars in these neighborhoods. Fortunately, no one was in the vehicles at the time of the crashes, but there is still significant damage to many of the cars. Other witnesses said that the man was driving on only three wheels and the car was moving sideways, which caused him to hit cars on both sides of the street. The car was skidding and smoking but this did not stop the man from continuing to drive. He was able to continue moving for a full mile before police stopped his car. The 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged on several accounts, including driving under the influence.

Although this man caused serious damage to personal property, these Philadelphia neighborhoods were lucky there were no worse injuries. Individuals driving under the influence causes thousands of injuries and deaths each year, and yet this does not stop people from ending this behavior. It is hard to know what this man was thinking when he entered his vehicle that night and took off down the road. While alcohol may not have been the only thing causing his reckless behavior, it certainly did not help him make appropriate choices while driving. It is important that his man faces the consequences of his actions, and that we continue to work to stop people from drinking and driving.

The 27 people whose cars were damaged during this drunken rampage must now face the frustration of filing for insurance coverage and repairing the damages to their cars. This will cost significant time and money all because of another person’s reckless actions.


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Death is an inevitable fact of life. But if a person dies all of a sudden and due to the negligence of another person, that is something that is not easily acceptable by the surviving loved ones of the deceased. The surviving relatives can file a wrongful death claim to make the person responsible for the death of their loved one liable.

A wrongful death claim can be made by a representative of the estate on behalf of the surviving members of the family and other affected parties. Such a claim can be made if the victim, who have made a personal injury claim, died due to the negligence or intentional harmful act of the defendant. There are several situations when wrongful death can take place, which includes:

  • The victim died due to an intentional act. A perfect example is the OJ Simpson case. He was sued and accused of intentionally killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
  • The victim’s death was due to medical malpractice. If the victim died because of the failure of a doctor to properly diagnose a condition or if they showed carelessness in providing the needed level of care, the family members of the victim can sue the doctor for wrongful death.
  • The death of the victim was a result of a car accident caused by a negligent driver. If the victim died from a car accident injury, his heirs can file a wrongful death claim.

Proving Wrongful Death

To be successful with their claim, the death of the plaintiff should meet the same criteria that they would need to satisfy if the victim was alive. First, there has to be duty of care on the part of the defendant. Second, that such duty was breached by the defendant which was the direct and proximate cause of death. Thirdly, that there were damages that the plaintiff is aiming to recover.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim can be filed by a representative of the family on behalf of survivors who had a relationship with the deceased. In all states, a spouse may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their deceased spouse. Parents can claim damages for the wrongful death of their children, and minors can collect damages for the killing of their parents. In some states, the life partner of the deceased or anyone who can prove financial dependence on the deceased can file a wrongful death claim.

However, it would be much harder for distant relatives to prove that they can claim for wrongful death.


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