Morrow, OH asked in Car Accidents for Ohio

Q: I was involved in an auto accident.

The other party was at fault and the driver is 17 and still in high school. My car is totaled and the insurance payout will not cover buying a similar make/model auto. Am I able to sue for the difference? And if so who do I sue, the 17 year old driver or the parents?

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Brian Smith Esq

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  • Rocky River, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It sounds as though you could sue. Generally, an attorney would seek to include as many people who may potentially be liable in the suit (e.g., driver, parents, owner of car).

Matthew S Flemming agrees with this answer

Matthew S Flemming

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Mr. Smith is correct. You will want to try and speak with an attorney who will determine what the best course of action and therefore recovery is for your case. The attorney will know which parties to seek recovery from.

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