If your name is on the pink slip of a vehicle are you liable for any damages? How? 8 Answers as of June 30, 2015

If your name is on the pink slip of a car are you liable for any damages caused by the driver?

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Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Under Nevada law, if you are an owner of a vehicle you can be liable for injuries caused by a driver of the car, unless the car was stolen.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/30/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
This does not appear to be a Wisconsin law question which is what this particular corner of this site deals with. In general, the owner is not always liable, but could be. Did you check the driver's license and driving record of the person whom you let drive the car? That can be significant. Consult a lawyer versed in the driving laws of your state. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/30/2015
Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.
Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
In Florida, if your name is on the title, you may be held liable for any injuries the car causes as it is considered a dangerous instrumentality.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/30/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Yes, as you are the owner of the vehicle [that is what being listed on the pink slip means], unless you can prove somehow that you are not the owner, you are liable. In California, you would be jointly liable with the driver up to $15,000 in damages.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/30/2015
Gregory M Janks, PC
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
In MI there is an "owner liability" statute that makes the owner co-liable with any driver of the owners vehicle if the vehicle is used with permission and the operator was negligent and caused a serious injury.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/29/2015
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