Buffalo, NY asked in Car Accidents for New York

Q: Do I have to pay for damage done to my driving instructor’s car?

I’m a student driver.Been only 2 days I’ve been driving. On my second day, I hit a pole on the side of the road and the right side mirror broke.Do I have to pay for it?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It could depend on the terms and conditions of your enrollment, the coverage of the policy, and the manner in which your driving was supervised, based on your skill level. A vehicle used for driving instruction should be accordingly insured, but that could be a case-by-case matter depending on the school. Some schools might pick up the damages; some might seek reimbursement. Review the terms of your contract with the school. Good luck

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