What Is Negligent Entrustment?
When an adult lets a potentially dangerous instrument be used by someone who really shouldn’t be trusted with it, it’s like playing with fire. When this happens, far too often innocent people get burned.
“Negligent entrustment” is a legal term that refers to the act of lending or giving a dangerous weapon or instrument to someone who in turn uses it for harm against a third party. An automobile, a gun, a knife or any other inherently dangerous object may be involved in a negligent entrustment case.
If you were seriously injured or if a loved one lost his or her life after someone else provided the assailant with a car or weapon, you may be able to obtain relief in the form of compensation from the assailant and the person who provided the dangerous object (either or both). Contact the Law Office of Southern Arizona Crime Victim Attorneys, PLLC, to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your potential negligent entrustment case.
In 2005, attorney Southern Arizona Crime Victim Attorneys successfully represented parents whose teenage son was shot by the adult son of a mother who had provided him with a gun. In this case (Tissicino v. Peterson), the court allowed a lawsuit to proceed based on evidence that the mother knew or should have known that her son was incompetent to use a gun safely as a result of his mental deficiencies.
Should the person who gave the car or firearm to whoever injured you or killed your family member have been able to anticipate the possibility of harm? Talk with a lawyer about this question and other key facts, such as drunk driving in your potential negligent entrustment case. Explore civil remedies that you may have as victims and survivors of criminal actions.
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