Q: Are we liable to pay damages involving an ATV wreck that my 16-year old son was a passenger…was on friend’s property
I live in New York State. My sixteen-year
old son was at a friend's house. He was a
passenger in the kid's ATV, and another
friend was driving. The driver swerved to
avoid hitting a deer, and the ATV was
totaled. No one was hurt. The parent is
having the three kids chop wood for him to
cover the cost of damages, which is
thousands of dollars. We aren't sure if he
has already been reimbursed by his
insurance. As a passenger to this, does my
son (or us) have a legal responsibility to
pay for the damages?
A: I'm sorry about the accident. I'm glad that everyone is okay. Unless there are additional details, passengers are not generally liable. However, it would be helpful to know whether a claim was filed with the carrier, and the outcome of that claim. Good luck
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