Negligent Entrustment

Automobile accidents are a growing and expensive liability for dealerships, mainly due to distracted driving and a legal concept called negligent entrustment.

Many garage liability policies do not offer coverage for incidents of negligent entrustment and business auto policies may not provide enough coverage. Juries often award the plaintiff punitive damages in excess of any compensatory damages resulting from negligent entrustment.


Watch the Webinar

Join our speakers Attorney Jeff Ingram and Valent Group’s Tim Rogers as they discuss negligent entrustment, how it effect employers and how to prevent and avoid negligent entrustment. 

Watch the recording and check out the valuable downloadable resources provided by Valent Group.

This webinar originally aired October 13, 2021.

Download Resources:

Access policy templates and request forms that you can brand for your company.


About the Speakers:

Jeff Ingram

Attorney, Auto Dealership Industry
Counsel, Alabama Automotive Dealership Association

Jeff was born into the car business through a family dealership, working there before he could drive (at least legally). Today Jeff leads a legal practice focused largely on the automotive industry. For over 25 years he has represented dealerships throughout AL and MS in trial courts, appellate courts and in arbitration. He has been on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Dealer Counsel and serves small, large and national dealership groups.

Tim Rogers

Safety & Loss Manager
Valent Group

Tim ensures your dealership’s facilities and safety programs meet or exceed federal standards set by organizations such as OSHA, DOT and EPA. Tim’s expertise includes working with multi-location/state companies, including prior executive roles.



negligent entrustment, negligent, entrustment, contract, drivers, company, vehicles, cars, demos


Read Our Blog: Negligent Entrustment:
Who Drives Company Vehicles And Demos Matters

by Mat Pope and Paul Elliott | June 21, 2021

Read Blog

Going Beyond Automotive

Valent Group specializes in dealership risk management and insurance. Learn more at

This blog and its contents are not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.