Am I liable for anything if a 3rd person is driving my car and is in accident and has no insurance or driver’s license?

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Am I liable for anything if a 3rd person is driving my car and is in accident and has no insurance or driver’s license?

Asked on June 8, 2012 under Personal Injury, Tennessee

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the person driving your car is at fault in the accident, you as the registered owner of the vehicle would be liable for the property damage (cost of repairs) to the other vehicle and the personal injury claims of the occupants of the other vehicle.  The personal injury claims would include compensation for the medical bills, compensation for pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills, and compensation for wage loss.


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