What to do if I gave away a junk car as parts with no title and the receiving party somehow fixed it and crashed it?

I gave a car that was damaged far beyond drivability and seemingly repair to someone as parts without title. The person subsequently repaired the vehicle, then crashed it. I didn’t receive any notices about this until being pulled over and told my license was revoked because the insurance company of the other party involved in the accident had brought me to court which resulted in me owing them $8,000. I never received any information or notices that any of this was taking place. Do I have any options to get my license back?

Asked on September 14, 2011 under Accident Law, Minnesota

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The first thing that you need to do about the situation where you are being assessed an eight-thousand dollar ($8,000.00) penalty is that you need to contact the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles to discuss the fact that you gave the vehicle from which the penalty is being assessed soley for parts and be prepared to provide this governmental entity the following:

1. the name, address and telephone number of the person who received the vehicle and presumably crashed it;

2. provide all documents showing that you actually gave the vehicle to this person such as all receipts and written agreements;

3. contact your own insurance company that insured the vehicle when you owned it and ask for all insurance information concerning it during your ownership.

Good luck.


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