If I got into an accident in my aunts car do I have to pay for the other car

I got into an accident in my aunts car there was
no damage just little scratches on the other car.
The other driver didn’t have insurance.
Do I still have to pay for the minor damages

Asked on April 18, 2017 under Accident Law, New York


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your aunt is liable for the accident because she is the registered owner of the vehicle you were driving.  If the other driver demands compensation for the scratches, your aunt will have to pay for the property damage (cost of repairs). As the driver, you are also liable for the damage (scratches).

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