when the police called they asked her did you lend him the car she said yes is she in any legal trouble and if so what kind of attorney will she need and will her insurance company cover the damages
General Practice Lawyer
She needs to notify her carrier. She herself may be sued for negligent entrustment.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Your friend is liable under the doctrine of "permissive use". She should advise her carrier of the accident right away. Her insurance carrier will supply an attorney.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Your friend simply needs to turn this over to her insurance company. She should be covered for the claim if you gave the driver permission to drive the car. She may be liable for allowing a person to drive her car when she knew he was not licensed but again since she has coverage, the company will handle the claim.
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Family Law Attorney
Your friend could be in trouble for permitting an unlicensed driver to operate her vehicle. She will also have to check with the insurance company to determine whether or not her insurance will cover the accident since she knowingly permitted an unlicensed driver to drive her car. She may want to consult an attorney if the insurance company will not cover the accident to discuss her options.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
The likelihood is that your friend's insurance company will disclaim coverage because she allowed someone that she knew was not eligible to drive her car do so. Her insurance company will likely be required to provide $15,000 of liability coverage if she and her boyfriend get sued for injury, regardless of the amount of liability coverage that she paid for.