I let a friend drive my 2000 van since I had just purchased a new vehicle and my husband uses a company van. The intention was to give her the pink slip and let her have the van. I kept insurance on it until the transaction was complete. I am a procastinator and hadn't gotten around to ordering a replacement title. She totaled it in another state. She said she junked it since it was totaled. But she is now driving a brand new SUV. My sister thinks she traded it in on the new SUV. If she did, I don't know how without the title. But if she really totalled it am I going to get sued? Will the tow truck or junk yard come after me? She acts like its all taken care of but I am concerned. I gave her the van so I dont care if she traded it, I just don't want to find out I am financially responsible for her accident, if she really had one. What do you think I should do?
Answer by caseyandkids at 3:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
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Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:31 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
You are responsible. You need to press her for a copy of the accident report, the bill of sale to the junkyard (they give them even if you give your car to be junked), ect.
Answer by Gailll at 3:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
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Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:53 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
My car was totaled in an accident last year. It's not the towing company who determines whether it's totaled or not. It's the insurance company and only the insurance company. After our insurance company determined the car was totaled, they bought it from us and paid us for it. It was the insurance company who then sold it to a junk yard. Nothing about your friend's story ads up.
Answer by HotMama330 at 4:39 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
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