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When Can I Sue the Parents of a Careless Child?

June 12, 2022

A child has caused harm to you or your property, and you are seeking to remedy your situation.  You now wonder whether you could sue the parents of the child whose carelessness led to the incident.

Parents are not responsible for the misdoings of their own children.  You generally cannot sue the parents of a child for that child’s negligence.  This fact may come as a surprise to all parties involved.

The exception to this rule is when there were prior instances of bad behavior. This requires that the parents were aware of these instances and that they did nothing to correct their child’s actions.  If those requirements are met, you may have a case against the parents.  Watch the video to learn more.

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