If I lent a snowmobile to a friend with an agreement that it would be returned in the condition it was lent out in, can I sue them for damages they caused?

The agreement was verbal.

Asked on September 9, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Utah


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can sue your friend who damaged your snowmobile for the costs of repairs regardless if you had a verbal agreement or not that he or she would return it in the same condition as it was lent out on. Implied in the law is that one who borrows an item returns it in the same condition before the loan. If not, the borrower pays the costs of repairs.

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