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My wife was involved in a car accident and the car

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My wife was involved in a car accident and the car registration is under my name will i be accountable for the accident too.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Virginia, 2015

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet just happened over the weekend

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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. The answer to your question is possibly. You may be held liable for negligent entrustment if the other parties believes you had reason to know that your wife was an unsafe driver and you let her borrow the car anyway. Otherwise, your insurance policy will be able to cover you and anyone driving your vehicle at the time, if it was your wife’s fault. Otherwise, the other party should be paying for the damages.

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