Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Dad, call a lawyer... I wrecked a BMW"

What a fun phone call to make to your father.

A loving parent
posted on World Law Direct today that his teenage son, a Maryland college student, wrecked a brand-new BMW on a test drive. He's wondering whether his son or the dealer is liable... dealer apparently didn't ask for drivers license or insurance until after the crash.

Attorneys, can you help the poor guy out? Let us know what you think.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor


Anonymous said...

Let's see, you have no proof that the father is a "loving parent." And, the son is not a "teenage son." As the original post clearly reads, the son is 21. Perhaps instead of trying to avoid liability, the "loving" father should teach his son responsibility. At 21, a person is an adult by all American standards. The man wrecked the car, he should be liable (regardless of what the dealership could have done better).

arman Tamzarian said...

why so angry anonymous, if that's your real name. Was the son being reckless or was it just an accident? I was told by the dealer when I test drove their car, that their insurance covered the test drive. This would be the cost of doing business, no?

Anonymous said...

Well, it's rather annoying that the Daily Record journalist got a simple fact set forth in a couple sentence post incorrect and, after it was pointed out, said Daily Record journalist failed to correct the post on this blog. So much for journalistic accuracy.

It appears that the larger issue subsumed within the first post goes to themes of personal responsibility and the entitlement culture that has overtaken America.