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?
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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.