If my 24 year old son had a wreck and hit a concrete wall on a bridge, are we liable for the bill if the car was registered to us?

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If my 24 year old son had a wreck and hit a concrete wall on a bridge, are we liable for the bill if the car was registered to us?

Asked on November 12, 2011 under Accident Law, Tennessee

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are liable for the damages concerning the incident that you write about depends upon whether or not your son caused the accident and whether or not you have insurance for the vehicle that he was driving.

If the vehicle was registered in your name, there is a likelihood that you could be responsible for any damages if your son caused the accident. I suggest that you consult with an attorney experienced in automobile accident cases. Good luck.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are liable for the damages concerning the incident that you write about depends upon whether or not your son caused the accident and whether or not you have insurance for the vehicle that he was driving.

If the vehicle was registered in your name, there is a likelihood that you could be responsible for any damages if your son caused the accident. I suggest that you consult with an attorney experienced in automobile accident cases. Good luck.


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