If y 20 year old son hit a pedestrian and his truck is in his name title, am I liable?

Asked on July 27, 2015 under Personal Injury, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If he is an adult (which he is) and the truck belongs to him (which you indicate it does, by saying that it is titled in his name), you should not be liable: one adult is not liable for the accidents, etc. of another, even if they are father and son, unless it was the first adult's vehicle or the first adult someone caused or contributed to the accident (e.g. say that you worked on your son's brakes and didn't repair them properly, so that he could not stop in time, causing the accident; in that situation, you could be liable due to your role in contributing to or causing the accident).

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