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My daughter was involved in a car accident .She is 18 years old. The other driver was injured and he is looking to possibly sue us. The car my daughter was driving was in my father in laws name and the car was totaled out . Can we be held liable for the loss suit? In this case what should we do?

Asked on May 2, 2018 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your question indicates that she is "8 years old," but we will assume that is a typo and that you mean she is 18. 
If she is 18, she is a legal adult: as such, you are not responsible for her accident unless she was driving your car--a car's owner is responsible when a person whom he or she allows to drive his or her car is at fault in an accident.
If she was driving your father-in-law's car, he could be liable if she was at fault in the accident: that is driving carelessly or negligently. 
 


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