A car was placed in my name with insurance and a friend needed a car and car was basically a gift just had my name and had insurance due to driver not having correct documents wit utility to get car in their name.. an accident occurred and I was not driver nor there and car wasn't paid off and so finance people have contacted me and sued me and I have a fee each month or garnishment of wages. Can I counted sue driver to cover the $200 fee each month to cover the remaining $8000 left on car?
I'm not sure I follow the details. You mention having insurance. They should take care of it.
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I think this is a difficult situation for you. If you had a contract with the other person, maybe there would be a breach of contract claim, but it does not sound as if there was one. I would contact an attorney in your area who deal with debtor issues and see if you can successfully pursue a claim for your damages and losses against the driver.
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If you had an insurance policy on the vehicle, rerport the accident and the claim to that insurance company and let them handle it. You are NOT automatically liable for the actions of a permissive user of your vehicle.
You should report the claim to your auto insurance company and ask them to handle the claim. You may or may not be responsible for the damage caused by the friend, depending on the particular facts of the case.
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