Can I be held accountable if my estranged husband has an accident?
Question Details: My soon-to-be ex-husband was in an auto accident. I have my own insurance; he has no insurance. We are not legally separated but live apart. Can I be held accountable for his accident or be sued, even if I wasn't involved?
There are really two answers to your question:
1. If your name is on the title of the vehicle, then the injured party can try to bring you into the lawsuit. That does not mean the suit will be successful....but it will be annoying having to defend the suit.
2. If you are brought into the suit, it would be difficult for them to hold you accountable for an act that you were not involved in...unless you had some knowledge that your husband's driving would be dangerous and you allowed him to use your vehicle.
So, you can potentially be sued, but absent some relevant circumstances, you are not likely to be held accountable for his actions.