As long as the driver has auto insurance on the vehicle there should be no problem, DUI or not. If there is no insurance on the vehicle you have a problem. In that case not only will you be liable for the damage to the vehicle you cosigned but you also may have liability for the injuries and damages for anyone they hit. You should be very careful about cosigning a loan with anyone. They will get payment from the one who is easiest to get payment from and that is you most likely.
I've seen enough 'Judge Judy' episodes to almost recite her exactly... Anyone who cosigns for something - is equally liable for any costs. Although they were not responsible for the actual accident - the other party can sue each cosigner for the cost of repairing the damages.The cosigner who was not driving - would then have to sue the driver to recover their money.
If someone in a vehicle accident is injured or killed, one or all of the drivers involved in the accident may be charged with vehicular manslaughter or felon reckless or drunken driving, depending on the circumstances. The driver charged does not necessarily have to be the one who caused the accident.
No, but if involved in an accident, even when not at fault, the drunk driver would still be guilty of, and could be charged with, DUI.
They would be charged
Yes! It happened to me in Georgia!
They would be charged with leaving the scene of an accident in addition to any other charges regarding the cause. There is no requirement to help the other driver.
Yes it can be done. I'm in the process of doing so myself.
In general, insurance follows the car rather than the driver. So, if your sister is driving your insured car and is involved in an accident, your insurance would typically be the primary coverage for the incident. However, it's important to review the specific terms and conditions of your insurance policy to confirm this.
Lawsuit if driver has an accident.
Usually liable for all damages and injuries, and may be criminally charged if there is a resulting death.
On March 27, 2013 there was a fatal car accident in Missouri. Two people were killed in this accident Wednesday morning. The driver of a semitrailer was charged with involuntary manslaughter.