Knowledge is Pivotal to Negligent Entrustment
- Didn’t have a driver’s license.
- Had a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
- Is an alcohol or drug addict or otherwise unfit to operate a motor vehicle.
The same legal theory might apply in another circumstance. Let’s say an owner leaves a vehicle, in a public parking garage at the airport in Louisville or Lexington. They happen to leave the keys in the ignition and doors unlocked. Someone could easily take the car on a joyride and cause an accident.
Negligent entrustment isn’t often seen in motor vehicle personal injury claims and lawsuits. But, it could be critical if there’s an injury, and the driver didn’t have insurance. Proving that the driver was using the owner’s vehicle with his or her permission is a question of fact for a jury to determine.
After becoming an accident victim on account of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you can contact us for a free consultation and case review with a knowledgeable and experienced Kentucky car accident lawyer. Once you decide to retain us to represent you, we’ll search out all possible avenues of potential liability on your behalf. After that, our goal will be to obtain the highest possible settlement or award that you deserve.