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If I co-own a vehicle with someone and they totaled it without insurance, can I sue them for the remainder of the loan?

Question Details: I co-signed on a vehicle with my ex-boyfriend a few years back. Apparently, I was put down as the co-owner of the vehicle, but the car was his. He drove it, he took care of insurance for it, everything. About 5 months ago, he got into an accident where the car was totaled. He was very dishonest with me about all of it but told me hat he had insurance on the car when I asked. After doing my own research, I found out he let the insurance lapse and now the remaining balance of the car is owed to the loan company. Am I able to take him to court to recover the remaining costs of the car? Since the accident he stopped making payments and just completely walked away, leaving everything in my hands.

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