Liable if name is on title.

IF I am still on the title but do not have possession of the vehicle can I be
sued if the driver gets in an accident.

Asked on November 28, 2018 under Accident Law, Florida


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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Since you are on the title, you are the registered owner of the vehicle.  If the driver is at fault in an accident, you are liable for negligence. Your liability will include the property damage (cost of repairs to the vehicle not at fault), and the personal injury claims of the occupants of the vehicle not at fault.  The personal injury claims will include their medical bills, pain and suffering (an amount in addition to the medical bills) and wage loss.

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