I was injured in a car accident when the driver of another car ran a yield sign and collided with my car. The driver of the other car did not have insurance though. The driver told the police officer that his car was in the shop and that the owner of the car was actually his brother. The driver also told the police officer that the owner had insurance. My question is, can I sue the owner for my injuries?
Yes. Under what is known as the owner liability statute, the owner of a car is liable for any negligent acts committed by a driver of the car if the owner has expressly or impliedly consented to or has knowledge of the use of the car by the driver. It is presumed that the car is being driven with the knowledge and consent of the owner if it is being driven by his or her spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or another immediate member of the family. So, in your case, yes, you can sue the owner of the other vehicle for your injuries.
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