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Can a Parent be Sued or Held Liable for the Negligence of a Teen Driver?

In the State of Florida, a parent can be held liable or can be sued for the negligence of a teen driver.  In order to obtain a learner’s driver license at age of 15 in Florida, a teen must obtain permission and written consent of a parent or guardian.  Thereafter, from the age of 15 through the age of 18, a parent or guardian who provided the written consent will be held liable under Florida law for the carelessness or negligence of the teen driver if the teen driver is in an automobile accident.  Some people believe that parental liability … Continue reading

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