If my daughter recently turned 17 and doesn’t have a permit but her 19 year old friend let her drive his car and they wrecked it, who is liable for this?

Her friend was in car with her.

Asked on September 17, 2016 under Accident Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The friend is liable for negligence for letting your daughter drive. Your daughter is also liable for the damage to the car.
Since your daughter is a minor, her friend could sue you for the property damage (cost of repairs) or the value of the vehicle if it was a total loss.

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