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Negligence Involving Children

An individual’s negligence can sometimes result in serious injury or even death of those involved. When an individual fails to act with due care when a child is involved, the consequences placed upon the negligent individual can be quite significant.

Parental Liability

In situations involving the parents of children involved in negligent activity, most are not liable for their children’s actions; for example, many children are aware of their actions and go against the regard of their parents. However, there are three cases in which they would be held accountable for the harm of their children. Such instances include the following:

  • If a child was acting as their parent’s agent;
  • If a child received permission from a parent to perform such actions;
  • Or if the parent did not exert proper authority or supervision over their child

Such cases listed above can transfer the degree of negligence from the child to their respective parent.

Contact a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney

If you or your child has been involved in a case of negligence, contact the San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys of Ritter & Associates for legal assistance with your unique situation. Our attorneys are highly experienced with personal injury cases and strive to work in the best interest of our clients. If you are seeking legal assistance for cases of negligence involving children, contact our San Diego personal injury attorneys today at (619) 296-0123.

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