• Kyle Persaud

Suing Parking Valets in Oklahoma

Updated: Apr 28

Perhaps you work for a corporation, that is considering using valet parking. Or perhaps you or your property has been injured by a valet’s driving. In each case, you may wonder: Can the valet (or his employer) be sued?

Under certain circumstances, a parking valet and his employer can be sued.

If a vehicle owner entrusts a vehicle to a valet, and the valet's negligence causes harm to the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle may sue the valet. Also, if a valet is driving a vehicle, and his driving injures another person or property, the valet would be liable to the person who suffered harm.

If a corporation uses valet parking, the corporation could be liable, if a vehicle is lost or injured during the vehicle's deposit, if a valet wrongfully uses a vehicle and any damage results, or if a valet, in driving a vehicle, does not use the degree of care that is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances.

I have written an article, for the Oklahoma Bar Journal, on the possibility of suing parking valets and their employers. For more information, click on the article here.

NOTE: The information provided on this website is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. The information provided here is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel. Information provided on this site may not constitute the most current or complete information with respect to legal topics or developments. Mr. Persaud expressly disclaims all liability based on any information contained on this site.”

© 2020, by Kyle Persaud.