Responsibility for my Teenage Driver: My 19-year-old son was in an accident in my car, which was his fault. He is now being sued. Can I also be sued?

Yes, there is a chance that you could be named in the lawsuit regarding your son’s Virginia car accident, but it isn’t likely.  However, if you knew of some factor that led to the crash, such as a medical condition that your son had at the time, you could be sued.  In this type of situation, an attorney would be able to help you.

Since the car is in your name, your insurance company should defend the claim.  Insurance is supposed to cover your vehicle, as well as the person driving it.

If you end up being sued by the other party, you should contact a Virginia attorney, who will be able to advise you on your options.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney