Q: Divorced,mother has custody.17 year old drives,father bought and registered car in father’s name.is mother liable?
If car is totaled,on damage or personal injury is mother responsible? No insurance New Hampshire.
A: The person who was driving the car is first and foremost responsible for the accident, and because of the age of the driver, if found at fault, will have liability issues and reinstatement issues of license if not reported to the police, and most likely will be required, prior to driving again, to get an SR-22 from DMV, which is very expensive. Under the facts of this case both parents could be responsible for the other persons damages. mother should have known child was driving car without insurance and dad should have known child was driving car too. Good Luck!
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