What Happens If Someone Not On Your Insurance Wrecks Your Car?

What happens if someone borrows your car and gets in an accident?

If you let someone else drive your car and they get in an accident, your insurance company would likely be responsible for paying the claim, depending on the coverages in your policy.

The claim would go on your insurance record and could affect your car insurance rates in the future..

Can someone not on your insurance drive your car?

Usually, yes — your car insurance coverage should extend to anyone else driving your car. … This means even if your friend, sister or cousin have the best coverage possible, it would usually be your auto insurance that’d be covering the damages if they were at-fault in an accident while driving your vehicle.

Can my son drive my car if he is not insured?

Since insurance follows the car, most drivers whom you lend the car to are covered. In your policy’s omnibus clause, it states that any driver who is a family member living in the same house, including children away at school, are covered as long as you give them permission to use your car.

Who is liable in a car accident owner or driver?

If a person is at fault in an accident while they are driving a car they don’t own, the owner and driver might both be responsible for the accident. An owner can be liable if the driver was an ‘agent’ of the owner. This is sometimes called ‘vicariou​s liability’.

Will insurance companies go after uninsured drivers?

If you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage on your own insurance policy, you cannot make a claim or recover damages against an uninsured driver. … Insurance companies work by filing claims against other insurance companies, so if there isn’t one, there’s literally no way for the insurance company to recover damages.

Do I have to add my 16 year old to my insurance?

In fact, insuring your teen is typically required by law (once they are licensed). Most states require drivers to have auto liability insurance before they can legally drive, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). The student driver is covered by his/her parents’ policy as a household member.

How does insurance work if someone borrows your car?

When an insured drives someone else’s vehicle, such as a rental car, a dealership loaner, or a friend’s car, he is usually covered for liability insurance. … As long as a driver has the vehicle owner’s permission to operate the vehicle, the owner’s policy will provide coverage no matter who the driver is.

Are you liable if someone else wrecks your car?

Before letting a friend borrow your car, you should know if they have insurance coverage. … If it’s a stranger, then you will not be held liable for the other person’s injuries if there are any, but your collision coverage will be used to pay for your car’s damages.

Do I sue the driver or the owner of the car?

California Vehicle Code Section 17150 states the civil liability for the accident lies with the other owner. The owner pays for the insurance. Therefore, the coverage also follows the vehicle and not the person.