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The driver is the one that would be charged if they were the cause of the accident. Anyone else in the car is not implicated. Marcy * If the question refers to financial liability such as both spouses being subject to lawsuit, then yes it is possible. If the married couple reside in a community property state, all assets are considered equally owned. Therefore if the spouse who was At Fault in regards to an accident is sued, all property that is jointly owned is subject to attachment if the plaintiff prevails. In states which are not considered CP joint marital property can be attached to the extent of the percentage owned by the defendant spouse. In some states a personal injury judgment can be adjudicated under different legal guidelines. In almost any case, in any state that does not allow marital property to be held as TBE a spouse not named as a defendant in a suit of any type can suffer the consequences.

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Q: If a spouse is in an auto accident where the other party was hurt is the other spouse liable as well?
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