If my uncle puts insurance on my car and if i where to be in a weck am i the one responsible for the wreck or is he?

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Insurance Question from Eolia, KY

Asked on 01/25/2012

If my uncle puts insurance on my car and if i where to be in a weck am i the one responsible for the wreck or is he? NULL

Answer given on January 27, 2012

In an auto accident, the insurance follows the car. If you were driving the car, then the insurance on that car is responsible for damages and injuries. This is presuming that your uncle is on the title of the car, if he put it in his name. If the policy is in your name, and you own the car, then your insurance will cover you. It does not matter who pays for the insurance.As far as responsibility for the accident, the driver involved in the accident would be held responsible and any affect on rates would go against the driver, not the owner of the car. If you are listed as a driver of the car, then the rates for the insurance will most likely be affected.You should check with your insurance agent to see how the policy was written and in whose name. Hopefully the insurance was done correctly so there is no question of insurance coverage for this accident.


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