What can happen to me if an unlicensed driver has an accident while driving my car?

Asked on March 26, 2015 under Accident Law, Kentucky


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You'd almost certainly be liable, or financially responsible, for any injuries or damage done. That's because it is negligent, or unreasonably careless, to let an unlicensed driver drive a car. Furthermore, if the unlicensed driver drove carelessly--which is likely--you'd also be liable because a car's owner is liable for the accidents caused through the carelessness of those he/she lets borrow his/her car.

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