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trusting your kids with the car, Illinois Personal Injury AttorneyAllowing a child get behind the wheel of a family car for the first time is bound to provoke nerves. While the nerves may improve as a son or daughter gains more experience driving, the anxiety may never go away entirely. Often, this can lead parents to wondering about their own liability in case their child causes a car accident. Much of that is handled through the insurance process as a practical matter; however, there are additional legal rules that are beneficial to understand.

The Family Purpose Doctrine

The first legal rule that many states use is the family purpose doctrine. It is important to note, however, that the family purpose doctrine does not apply in Illinois.

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