CanI take my girlfriend to court for damages done to my car while she driving andI was at work?

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CanI take my girlfriend to court for damages done to my car while she driving andI was at work?

I lent my girlfriend my car to pick up her baby nephew and she was in an acident. She was not able to control her speed so she was ticketed. I have lability only and her insurance will not cover the damages to my car because they say insurance follows the car not the driver.

Asked on January 15, 2012 under Accident Law, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you could sue her. If someone negligently (so unreasonably carelessly) damages your property, even property which you allowed her to use, she is liable for the damage. For a smaller amount, you may wish to sue in small claims court, where the filing fee is lower and you can act as your own attorney. For large amounts (say, over $2,500 of damages), you may wish to hire an attorney. Good luck.


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