He has had my car for the past two weeks. Living out of it. We got into an accident in it and the rear end is messed up. The other driver was at fault and I now got a rental car thru her insurance. .I'm supposed to have my car repaired but my ex wont let me turn the car in because he demands he get paid from the accident first claiming he had injury from it. Since I wont let him get paid and I threatened to call the police he rammed my car into the back of the rental and now the rental is damaged. I dont have money to fix the rental with my deductible on my insurance and I dont have money to get my car back from the police if I report it stolen. He said if i do report it it will be the last time I see the car or the keys to it. I don't know what to do. Hes dangerous and I'm afraid he might retaliate or do something so bad knowing I cant afford anything out of pocket right now or anytime soon.
If your name only is on the title (your ex-boyfriend is not listed on the title as a legal owner), you need to report this to the police immediately. Your car can be considered stolen, or there is at least conversion involved here. You also need to report the second accident to your insurance company as well. You may not have any liability for the second accident if you can prove that he is using your vehicle without permission.
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