If owner signs title of car to son and he failed to register or transfer title can he be sued if son has accident and is at fault?

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No, the father cannot be sued. If the owner signs it over to his son, then the son is the one responsible for the damages.

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In Pennsylvania your husband gives you a car in his name can he take it away from you and or your keys if he has his own car to drive?

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The fact that you hold someone's power of attorney does not make you legally responsible for their actions. You are legally responsible for your own actions, of course. If as part of a settlement for the car accident you were supposed to issue a payment from an account of theirs that you have pow...

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