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The only question I see is "Can we counter sue if it comes up for endangering our neighbors, property etc."
The answer is no on that since you can't countersue for what might have happened and endangering your neighbors isn't your damages.
I'm sure you have additional questions though.
Do we have any liability. We have been told that since we sent him to OR to work and we let him stay in a mobile home on the property - essentially paying for his room - that we were liable 24 / 7. The accident was on a public road on a Sunday.
I don;t see any real liability for you.
I don't agree that you are liable 24/7, there is no basis for that, and with all of these facts I think it is unlikely you would be liable at all.
Since he was committing a crime at the time he was injured that is also a defense to him being "on the job" as it wasn't in the course and scope of his employment.
Great thank you - we were trying to figure out what we were going to have to do to protect our assets. We have a corporation but we may rework things so everything is not in the corp. Thanks again.
You're very welcome. Anything else I can assist with?
Will that get emailed to me so that I can show my husband - he's a wreck.
No, it doesn't email automatically but after you issue your Positive Rating this will change format and you can then print it using your print function.
I can ask the moderator to email it to you but I understand that usually takes a few days.
You're very welcome.
Best wishes to you on this and please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I’d suggest Excellent!) so I get credit for my work.
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