Hialeah, FL asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Products Liability for Florida

Q: I rented a car from the Turo app for a week. I got pulled over by the police for an improper left. The officer gave me 3

tickets. One for the improper left. Another for expired registration and the last for proof of insurance. I later found the insurance for the car and it was expired also and the decal was from last year. I brought this to Turo’s attention and they let me know that they would take care of it. It’s been over a month and I have to go to court for these tickets. My question is do I have the legal right to sue them for allowing a person to rent me a car with expired credentials?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Potentially yes, as to the insurance issue and the expired registration. Your case against them will be civil, whereas the 3 tickets against you are likely traffic related. While they revolve around the same issue, your civil suit against them or claim of a civil suit will not absolve you of liability before the traffic court in my opinion. It might lessen the penalty, but it will be up to the judge. It will be best if you file your suit before you go to court on the tickets so that you can at least show you are trying to get two of them resolved.

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