Adrian, MI asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan

Q: Inquiring about a law suit for failing to operate a electronic ankle monitor. As a result my child was shot.

The company failed to provide adequate services. We would like compensation.

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You'd have to expand, greatly, on how failing to operate an electronic ankle monitor somehow caused or contributed to your child being shot.

Very generally, civil liability (e.g. what you would be suing for) ends upon someone else's criminal activity. This is why you don't see gun manufacturers being sued. An ankle monitor simply monitors; it does not prevent or control anything. It simply reports. It sounds like what you are implying is that someone would not have been in position to shoot your child had the ankle monitor been, well, monitored. If that's the case, you don't really have a case because whomever was on the ankle monitor had a duty not to be where they weren't supposed to be; it's not the monitoring people's job to physically prevent that.

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