What is the liability of an owner if another person drives and insures the vehicle and then is in an accident?

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What is the liability of an owner if another person drives and insures the vehicle and then is in an accident?

Asked on September 16, 2012 under Accident Law, South Dakota

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Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The owner of a vehicle can always be held liable for any damages that may be caused by the vehicle they own.  This applies no matter who is driving the vehicle or who insures the vehicle.  When it comes down to it, if a lawsuit is going to be filed as a result of an accident the vehicle was involved in, the owner will likely be named in the suit and can be held liable for damages.  


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