I am not a legal guardian, etc. just helping out. I've disabled her van to keep her from driving, but she says she is going to ride her wheelchair to town-multiple miles on a state highway. I am worried that if someone else is injured while she does something stupid like that, can I be held liable?
Based upon the facts as you have presented them, I do not see a basis for direct liability, or for what is known as "vicarious liability", such as if you had a child, he used your car with your permission, and injured someone. Thus, I believe that there is no legal responsibility on your...View More
I'm very sorry for this tragic situation. An Idaho attorney could answer you best, but your post remains open for three weeks. In terms of the criminal issues, a criminal defense attorney is qualified to address those. In terms of the civil issues, there is usually a requisite element of...View More
First, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. As to the law, wrongful death claims in Idaho are controlled by Idaho Code section 5-311. Under that statute, the children and you as parent all have wrongful death claims that can be pursued. Generally claims can either be brought by the...View More
Not generally--it's a likelihood of imminent harm that triggers it. Unless the survivor is a minor and is at risk, I don't see it and at this point you know and you may report it if the survivor is still a minor.
to the exact procedure he was going to perform, not the general inherent risk of death with all surgery, and the patient died. Then right after the surgery, while the patient was still bleeding to death in the operating room the surgeon admitted to the family that he “never should have done the... View More
The case should be reviewed by a member of the Idaho Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consults.
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