Here’s a modern day dilemma that I don’t have an answer to. On this overcast Sunday (well, it’s overcast in NYC), thought I’d put it out there to you:
Free-Range Kids:Â I have a question I think maybe your readers can help. Recently, my neighbor ask me to drive her 12-year-old boy for free to Sunday school, which is 15 miles away.
I do not mind doing so, since I have to drive my son to the same school anyway. But my friend asked me what if my neighbor sues me if a car accident happens? Now I am wondering if I need to give my neighbor a waiver to sign so that I will not be liable in case of a car accident. What do I need to do to protect myself? Any advice is welcome.
It’s horrifying to think in terms of an accident, and also horrifying to think that any interactions with our friends and neighbors would need to be brokered by lawyers. Certainly, we’ve driven other people’s kids. and friends have driven ours, without a second thought as to liability.
But this letter got me wondering, readers. Your thoughts?