i have full coverage insurance if i let my son in law borrow the car to get to work and he wrecks it am i covered

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Insurance Question from Greendale, IN

Asked on 03/25/2014

i have full coverage insurance if i let my son in law borrow the car to get to work and he wrecks it am i covered NULL

Answer given on April 08, 2014

Most insurance companies will provide insurance for a permissive user of a car on an occasional basis. If your son in law does not live with you, and only occasionally uses the car, then your insurance policy will protect you in the event of an accident. In auto insurance the insurance follows the car, so your insurance would be primary in the event of an accident. If there is damage to another car, then your liability will protect you for damages or injuries caused in the accident. If there is damage to your car, then the collision coverage will apply, less your deductible. The rates would not be affected since the son in law is not listed on your policy. However, his rates could go up on his own insurance if he causes an accident.Check with your insurance agent or company to confirm that non listed drivers are covered under your policy. There are some companies that only cover listed drivers. This is rare and usually only applies to specialty, or high risk policies, but make sure.


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