I received citations for 1 no insurance and 2 no registration on a borrowed vehicle. After paying those citations can I turn around and sue the owner of the vehicle?

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I received citations for 1 no insurance and 2 no registration on a borrowed vehicle. After paying those citations can I turn around and sue the owner of the vehicle?

I received 2 citations of no insurance and registration on a friends vehicle. He told me his registration is considered a CLASSIC and that I could use my own insurance but of those statements were wrong once I received 2 citations. He has refused to help me pay and since then I’ve gone on to pay the fines. Can I turn around and sue him for the costs of those tickets totaling 575.00?

Asked on May 1, 2018 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue him for this, regardless of what he told you. The law puts the obligation on you to make sure you only drive a car when there is insurance and registration: if you did not confirm that you did not need those things here, that is your responsibility legally.


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