Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible
A: Yes both the unauthorized motorist and owner are liable. Hire a personal injury attorney.
A: The owner would only be legally responsible if he or she did something negligent in the unauthorized driver gaining access to the vehicle. Your insurance company, however, may face some liability and should provide you with a defense if you are sued. I would suggest that you consult with an attorney, preferably with experience in defending personal injury matters.
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