Title 51, Chapter 2, Section 3
(a) Every parent or guardian having the custody and control over a
minor child or children under the age of 18 shall be liable in an
amount not to exceed $10,000.00 plus court costs for the willful or
malicious acts of the minor child or children resulting in
reasonable medical expenses to another, damage to the property of
another, or both reasonable medical expenses and damage to property.
(b) This Code section shall be cumulative and shall not be
restrictive of any remedies now available to any person, firm, or
corporation for injuries or damages arising out of the acts, torts,
or negligence of a minor child under the "family-purpose car
doctrine," any statute, or common law in force and effect in this
(c) The intent of the General Assembly in passing this Code section
is to provide for the public welfare and aid in the control of
juvenile delinquency, not to provide restorative compensation to
victims of injurious or tortious conduct by children.