I put my friends truck on my policy while my car was in the shop. My car was in shop for like 2 months and I was driving my friends truck so I put it on my policy. I finally got me another car and gave my friend his truck back. Well he was invalid in an accident and I didn't know he was drinking and driving at the time but his truck was on my policy! Now the people that he hit is sueing my Insurance company! Can I get in trouble or be sued for this?
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Kind of hard to say. Turn the case to your insurance company. The insurance may decide to settle the matter and be done with it and the worst it could happen is that they may cancel your insurance. That would be the best outcome. The one I am fearing is the case where, after an investigation is conducted and it is shown that you returned the car to your friend,without canceling the policy, the insurance may defend with a reservation of rights. However, in the end, you may be liable for whatever the payout might be. Someone else may think different. If that should occur, do not panic. Look at the amount and go see a consumer lawyer and get advice as to what to do next. Best of luck.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
This situation would be best handled by your insurance company. Provide them with all the paperwork and all the facts and allow them to review and handle the case.
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It seems that you did the responsible thing by adding this vehicle to your coverage. I do not know what you mean about your friend being "invalid in an accident".Turn the entire matter over to your automobile liability insurance carrier for defense.
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