What to do if my sister donated a car and is now be sued regarding a subsequent accident?

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What to do if my sister donated a car and is now be sued regarding a subsequent accident?

She lost the title, so the man she gave the car to said to write up a bill of sale, which she did. They then went to the DMV to get a new title. It took several weeks for her to receive the new title. Well, the man she donated the car to, in turn sold the car, and that person was in a car accident. A passenger was hurt, so they did a title search and saw that my sister’s name was still on the title. They are now suing her. Is she liable for this? Can she go to court to show them the bill of sale and the new title?

Asked on August 21, 2013 under Accident Law, Oregon

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that your sister immediately consult with her automotive insurance carrier about the matter written about and tender a claim. She should also consult with a business attorney about the matter and be prepared to provide to the injured party's attorney documentation that she donated the car long before the accident.


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