Definitions for "Family Purpose Doctrine"
This is the law that holds the registered owner of a vehicle responsible for damages to anyone injured, when the vehicle is driven-- with or without the owner's permission-- by any member of the family.
A doctrine under which the owner of an auto is held liable for damages resulting from its negligent operation by members of his or her family. ( An extension of respondeat superior )
Legal doctrine holding parents liable for injuries caused by a child's negligent driving or other actions.