is the owner of an uninsured vehicle liable for damages in an accident if they knowinly let someone drive their car?
Question Details: A 19 year old kid hit my car while driving his parents' uninsured truck.
Yes: the owner of any vehicle is liable, or responsible for, the accidents that anyone whom they allow to drive their vehicle gets into. Assuming that the driver was at fault in causing the accident (e.g. driving carelessly or negligently), then the owner who allowed him to drive is liable, too. (You can sue the driver and the owner both, if you want.) Not having insurance, if sue them and win in court, they will have to pay your losses or costs out of pocket.
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