Ann Arbor, MI asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan

Q: I want to rent out my motorcycle and ensure that I am not liable for the renter's injury/death. How do I do this?

1 Lawyer Answer
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: In most States, there is a dangerous instrumentality type of law which makes the owner of a motor vehicle / motorcycle liable for the negligent acts of the driver / operator. You definitely want to make sure there is plenty of insurance that is in place. Another option may be to have the motorcycle titled in the name of a corporation or LLC. It may be quite challenging to absolutely get rid of all potential of risks or lawsuits. Consult with your insurance company and potentially a business attorney on these matters.

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