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No, the cosigner has no legal liability in such a case, unless, of course, he or she was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident.

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Q: Can you sue a cosigner on a auto accident?
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Can you sue for judgment in an auto accident case?

You can sue in most jurisdictions

Can you sue if at fault in a auto accident?

Ask a lawyer about it.

What can a cosigner do when the car was involved in an accident and he was not the driver?

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.

Can the lending company sue the cosigner on an auto loan if borrower doesn't make payments?

Of course. That's what co-signers are agreeing to when they co-sign.

Can you be sued in case of an accident as cosigner?

No. The only obligation the cosigner has is to the lender.

Does a cosigner have rights to sue in small claims court if they pay a debt in full before the primary borrower pays it?

A cosigner can only sue if the primary borrower signed an agreement for the cosigner to pay the debt and then be reimbursed. The consignor can not sue if they, at their own liberty, decided to just pay the debt.

What are the requirements of an auto cosigner in Indiana?

An auto cosigner, in the state of Indiana, has to meet all of the requirements of the contract. In most cases the cosigner has the same obligations as the primary signer.

Can you be seventeen and have a cosigner cosign for an auto loan?

i was able to get an auto loan with the help of a cosigner and im under 18

Can a cosigner sue the primary for the full amount of loan when the cosigner pays it off?

Yes, but the cosigner can only sue for the actual amount that was paid to prevent the loan from going into default. They might even request the title be signed over.

Can a cosigner sue?

Anyone can sue. Your question doesn't provide enough information for anyone to answer.

If you are making sporadic payments to a collection agency and they cash them can they still sue the cosigner?

Unless you have a specific repayment plan that the collection agency agreed to, there is no legal reason that cannot sue the cosigner.

Can a spouse in Texas, sue for bodily injury as a passenger. in an auto accident caused by her husband. Is the BI reduced because it is a family member. We have 100/300 coverage. ?

This depends on what entity you were wanting to sue. Any coverage for injuries suffered should be covered in your auto policy. The BI is not reduced due to the family member causing the accident.

Can you sue for mental stress from an auto accident?

If you can prove that the accident caused you stress in your daily life, trauma, psychological issues, strains on your job performance, etc... Then you could get away with it.

Can someone sue another for suffering a contusion when hit in auto accident?

A contusion is a "BRUISE". Sure, you can sue someone for anything but the real question is should you. Are you really suffering badly from your bruise?

Can you sue the borrower if they defaulted on loan if im the cosignor?

Yes, you can sue the borrower and receive a judgment if they defaulted on the loan. They can also sue the cosigner.

Can a cosigner on your college loan sue you?

Yes, if you defaulted on the loan.

If person you hit in car accident has already been paid by their auto insurance co. can the insurance co sue you?

They can

Why would someone sue 3 years after an auto accident?

if they didn't know for the 3 years after and they just found out about it and think its new...

If you filed for bankruptcy would the cosigner of your auto loan be forced to take over payment?

The answer is that the cosigner would be left responsible for taking over the payments. If the cosigner wants to maintain his or her credit rating (which is probably damaged due to your filing bankruptcy), If the consignor does not want the auto loan people to sue for any remaining balance, then he or she will need to keep making the payments. If the auto loan company sues for any remaining balance and gets a judgment, then the auto loan company will go after the assets of the consignor and or garish their earnings. attempt o seize their assets or garnish their earnings.

Can you sue an insured person in an auto accident if they were at fault?

You need to be more specific about where the loss occurred. If it happened in a no-fault jurisdiction, your right to sue is typically more limited than in a tort jurisdiction.

Why do people file a lawsuit after being hit from behind in an auto accident?

Because the person who hit them is at fault and with rear end accident there is usually medical bills and pain involved with the people who were hit. They have the right to sue to recover from the accident.

Can the primany buyer of an auto loan refinance the auto loan in the cosigner's name only?

No. The cosigner would have to apply for a loan in their name using their credit, income data.

Can a spouse be a cosigner on an auto loan?


In a no fault state can negligent party of a auto accident sue for bodily injures?

If there is no fault, then by definition there is no negligent party - negligence implies fault.

Is a cosigner on a car liable if the primary borrower is at fault in an accident?

No. A cosigner's only obligation is the debt incurred by signing the lending agreement.