ATTORNEY RYAN SHOWALTER OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF SLEEPING CLIENT

Attorney Ryan Showalter was awarded summary judgment in favor of his client who was asleep while her vehicle was being operated by her intoxicated grandson when it struck and severely injured the plaintiff.

Mr. Showalter successfully argued that there was no negligent entrustment because there was no express permission to use the vehicle.  Further, there was no implied permission to use the vehicle despite the grandson residing with his client and the keys being readily available.  He further argued that the fact that his client’s vehicle was parked in a manner preventing the intoxicated driver from accessing his own vehicle was not sufficient to create a cause of action for negligent entrustment.