Question

Can the home owner be sued if their tenant caused damage to someone else?

The homeowner across from my alley has a driveway that they rent to a tenant. The tenant ran into my garage damage to the door and my car. My garage and car got damaged. The tenant I find out has no insurance on the car and it is unregistered. Can the homeowner be responsible?

Jan 23, 2019 Seattle, WA

Answer
Ava Lynch

Jan 23, 2019

No, the driver/owner of the car would be held responsible. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can have the damage to your car covered and you can file a claim on your homeowner's insurance for the damage to your garage door. You can also take legal action against the driver of the vehicle that caused the damage. Good luck and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

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