If I’m a co-signor on my sons car title, can I be held liable if he gets into an accident?

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If I’m a co-signor on my sons car title, can I be held liable if he gets into an accident?

Asked on June 21, 2013 under Accident Law, Utah

Answers:

Stephen Whiting / Whiting & Jardine, LLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You will be liable to pay for the amount still owing on the car after the accident (unless that amount is covered by a GAP policy).  You will not be liable for the damages caused by the accident unless you did something that helped cause the accident (like if you gave the car to your son even though he did not have a license).


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