who is liable if someone hurts or kills someone while driving your car?

I have a friend who does not have a drivers license and who also is a repeat dui offender. He has a habit of using a friends car without informing them of not having a license or that he may drink. If he were to be in an accident that resulted in injury or death to someone, who would be liable and who could be

charged criminally?

Asked on September 19, 2017 under Accident Law, Colorado


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The registered owner of the vehicle and the driver would be liable for the accident. Liability would include the medical bills, pain and suffering, and wage loss. In the event of a death, the registered owner of the vehicle and the driver would be liable for wrongful death (negligence resulting in death).
Criminal charges for a death would be filed against the driver.

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