Skip to main content

Do I need a lawyer?

Florence, MA |

I was having my car repaired, when the mechanic drove the car to test drive it he hit a pedestrian, they repaired the car but now, 3 years later the mechanic and I are being sued by the pedestrian. Am I responsible?

Attorney Answers 2

Posted

By statute in Massachusetts, the owner of the auto which is involved in an accident is always liable. Hopefully, the auto repair shop had its own shop insurance, which should also be brought in to defend against the claim. But, you need to forward the suit papers to your insurance agent ASAP.

Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers, North Andover, MA & Derry, NH provide answers for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be given by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction, thoroughly familiar with the area of the law in which your concern lies. This creates no attorney-client relationship.

Mark as helpful

1 found this helpful

3 lawyers agree

Posted

Simply report it to your insurance company to defend.

Mark as helpful

2 lawyers agree

Real estate topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics