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  • 19 Apr 2018

    What is Negligent Entrustment?

    Negligent Entrustment is a type of legal claim brought by an injured party against a vehicle owner, even though someone else was driving the vehicle. An example of negligent entrustment will help. Bob owns a 2017 Dodge Avenger. He lets Jim borrow the Avenger for the day, even though Bob knows Jim does not have a driver’s license. While driving the Avenger, Jim causes a crash and severely injures Jill. Jill now has a claim against Jim for negligence and a claim against Bob for negligent entrustment. If forced to, Jill and her lawyers can file a single lawsuit against both Bob and Jim to compensate her for the harms and losses she suffered from the crash. What Is Required In A Negligent Entrustment Claim? In a car crash claim, an injured person must prove two things to win a negligent entrustment claim: 1. Did the vehicle owner entrust an unfit person to drive the […]
  • 09 Apr 2018

    The Deadly Cost of Drowsy Driving

    Drowsy driving is a dangerous and far too common habit. According to the CDC, one in 25 drivers reports falling asleep while driving within the past month. This dangerous practice can quickly turn deadly for drivers, passengers, and others on the road. This guest post is brought to us from the folks at The Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. The Impact of Drowsy Driving Accidents Drowsy driving is a factor in 6 percent of crashes annually. Each year, that adds up to approximately 328,000 crashes. Of those crashes, approximately 109,000 involve injuries and 6,400 involve fatalities. In addition to injuries and fatalities, drowsy driving is behind billions in societal costs each year. Annually, […]