Q: I lent my vehicle to a friend and it overheated and he blew the engine. is he responsible for the repairs?
He drove it from Chincoteague VA to Hagerstown MD and on his way back he glanced at the gauges and saw that the car was overheating and he continued to drive it to the next exit and drove it till it quit running. I had to rent a u-Haul trailer and with my other SUV I had to tow it to a garage near me.
It is going to cost me $2847.00 for a used Engine and it cost me $200.00 for gas and the trailer.
A: There are claims you can bring against him to try to recover the money. The simplest way would be a lawsuit in the local general district court or small claims court. You could hire an attorney, but you would not recover your attorney fees from the opposing party as part of the claim.
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