Can I be sued personally for my son's auto accident?

by Anonymous

My son is under my auto insurance. As he was backing into a parking spot a woman walked behind the car and was hit. She was taken to the hospital before the police arrived. My son had no information about her other than the fact she was speaking and was going to get up but was told not to get up.

When the police came a person said they knew her and gave her information to the police saying she was pregnant and badly hurt. Could I be sued personally for any injuries she might have?

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ANSWER for "Can I be sued personally for my son's auto accident?":

Presuming the injured woman decides to file suit there are several possible outcomes.

1. If your son was a minor at the time of the accident you may be exposed to personal liability.

2. If you were the owner of the car at the time of the accident you may also be exposed to liability.

If none of the above scenarios apply you should be protected from any personal liability.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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