If a friend let me drive his car while he was init andI hit a deer, am I legally responsible to pay for the damages?

UPDATED: Dec 27, 2011

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If a friend let me drive his car while he was init andI hit a deer, am I legally responsible to pay for the damages?

Asked on December 27, 2011 under Accident Law, Indiana

Answers:

Allan Ziffra / Rue & Ziffra, P.a.

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes you are. The laws of the state where it happen may well dictate a different answer so you would have to constult an attorney in the state where it happened. In the State of Florida you would be responsible for the damages because you were in possesion of the vehicle when it was damaged.


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