My husband has been named in a lawsuit. The plaintiff claims that he owned a vehicle that our son got into an accident with. We had transferred title over to him about 4 months before the accident. He was insured on the vehicle, we were not, but he gave an expired registration to the officer at the accident scene that named us as the owners. Do we need to hire a lawyer?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
My insurance company who contacted the plaintiff's atty.
Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
As long as your son had insurance at the time of the Accident on the vehicle, his insurance should cover any damages up to the policy limits.
Since a lawsuit had been filed, it would be a good idea for you to consult with a local civil trial attorney to make sure that you are properly represented and this local attorney should be able to file a Motion to Dismiss you from the lawsuit, based on the evidence that you did not own this vehicle at the time accident took place.
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