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How liable am I for somebody else's crash?

This is hypothetical. I have allowed somebody to drive my car (in British Columbia, Canada) who I know does not have valid driver's license. She has a crash in which somebody else is badly hurt. She (the uninsured driver) does not have the money to pay the damages. How liable am I for these damages, and will my ICBC insurance cover them? If my insurance doesn't cover these damages and they are extreme, are all my assets endangered? (ie: worst case scenario, could I lose my home?)
posted by philip-random on Aug 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Third party liability insurance in Canada!

My girlfriend (who is from the US) is going to Canada to do a mural in a hotel and they require her to have 3rd party insurance/liability insurance. She is only going to be there for a week and she's only making $1000 for the project so she doesn't want to spend all her money on insurance. Do any of you know of a cheap and quick way to get temporarily insured in Canada? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Apr 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Is this a liability case or just one for my insurance?

Yesterday, my partner slipped and fell while dropping our kid off at preschool. Every possible option about how to handle this makes me uneasy. You're not my lawyer, but that's okay, because my question is not if I can call I lawyer (or let my insurance company do the same), but whether I want to do that... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 6, 2014 - 36 answers

Risks of long-term borrowing a car from a friend?

I have a sudden need for a car for the next several months. An awesome friend has offered to lend me his. What could go wrong? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Feb 1, 2014 - 22 answers

Auto insurance liability limits?

I'm evaluating my insurance coverage, and I'm confused a bit on auto insurance liability. It seems like a typical liability policy is $100k per person for bodily injury. From the tales of medical bills I've heard, it seems like a bad accident could pretty easily cause bills far exceeding that. Even if I increase it to $300k or $500k, if the actual costs are higher than that, it could pretty easily wipe out all my assets. What really happens in accident cases like that? Do they generally just settle for the insurance limits? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Mar 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Insurance Brokers in NYC

Seeking insurance broker recommendations for a new family in NYC. Co-op, Auto, and now with progeny, Life. Obviously want a person/office that we can trust, and will look out for our interests in the long haul. We live in Queens, and work in Manhattan. Bonus question: are any brokers fee-based, or do all work on commission-type arrangements?
posted by Oddly on Feb 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Call the town now or wait for insurance?

During a windstorm, a tree fell on our detached garage last night and destroyed it (no cars were in it, but the roof is completely caved in and the walls are buckling). We live adjacent to a public high school, and the tree was/is on the school's property, not ours. I filed a claim with our homeowners insurance already and asked if I should call the town directly or if the insurance folks should do it. The call center person I spoke to recommended that I wait. The claims adjuster is supposed to call "before tomorrow evening." I'm feeling antsy. Should I just go ahead and call the town? Would I be letting myself in for any potential foul-ups in reimbursement (either from insurance or from the town)?
posted by dlugoczaj on Jan 31, 2013 - 6 answers

In the shadow of the valley.

Major depressive episodes and individual (USA) insurance repercussions. Should I let my psychologist submit this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Who is responsible for repairs after a rental house fire?

Asking for a friend- Who is responsible for the cost of repairs after a house fire? I am renting the house. I have renters insurance. The fire report said no negligence on my part. I'm located in California. [more inside]
posted by Secretariat on Aug 16, 2012 - 31 answers

Help me be a dogwalker and a speech therapist

How does one get "licensed and bonded" for liability insurance with dogwalking/housesitting, and a bonus question about umbrella policies for a personal business [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Feb 14, 2012 - 2 answers

What insurance coverage should I buy to supplement Zipcar's coverage?

My car was recently totaled. I'm switching to Zipcar, but I've read that Zipcar's insurance isn't enough (e.g., here and here). Which parts of my current insurance policy should I keep? [more inside]
posted by morninj on Oct 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Apartment flood. What next?

My apartment flooded last night due to the unattended over-flowing toilet of the neighbor upstairs. Stuff is ruined and gross. I already called my rental insurance agent. Now what? In Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Non-Owner Car Insurance in AZ for a learning driver?

YANML, but what's the situation for non-owner car insurance in Arizona? How can I minimize liability for both myself and a non-family member if she, a new driver on a learner's permit, is operating my vehicle? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Insurance for an Indoor Playground?

What are the commercial liability insurance needs for indoor, for-profit playgrounds? Can anyone paint a picture of general policy needs, costs, etc? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Finding affordable professional liability insurance for independent consultants?

I have some upcoming consulting work (report preparation, technical writing, some systems architecture -- all for work related to a planning grant), and a large research university is handling the contract. In filling out the institution's "supplier information form," they requested information about liability insurance. I don't quite know where to start in following up on this, so I suppose I'm looking for recommendations about affordable options from currently insured independent consultants doing similar work. [more inside]
posted by anarchivist on May 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Liability Insurance?

My wedding reception site just emailed me requesting very specific liability insurance. Help! [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Feb 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Public Liability Insurance

I need public liability insurance for a 1 day stall at a country church fete. Is there any Australian insurer who does this? The shortest term I can find is 3 months at $110 via AAMI. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

I Wanna Be Protected!

Can one buy a personal auto liability policy for rental cars that replaces or supplements LDW or liability supplement coverage offered by the rental agency? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Sep 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Rental Car Accident filter

Hertz fender bender, do I need to file police report, and am I covered? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jul 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Am I Liable for this Accident?

Liability filter: I was involved in accident and need to know if I will be held liable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 15 answers

How to manage two consecutive car accidents?

My parked car got hit by a truck. Then, before I could get it fixed, it got hit by another truck. How do I handle two claims at once? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Mar 6, 2009 - 9 answers

cheap auto liability insurance

Where can I get cheap auto liability insurance for an older vehicle? I want the minimum auto insurance required by law in PA, which is liability. We used to have Esurance, which I was happy with, but they seem to only cover cars made since 1981, and our new vehicle is a 1980. I know I can get quotes online, but I'm not sure where to start. Do you know a company with cheap rates that offers just liability coverage on a vehicle that old?
posted by lgyre on Nov 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Freelance liability insurance is making my head hurt.

I'm a small freelance business owner, with a new client whose standard contract requires me to carry general liability insurance. Probably not a bad idea, so I could use some tips for what to look for in this type of insurance, and any good carriers. But in the meanwhile, for this specific contract, I'd like to get that clause waived. Has anyone had any success having a clause like this waived, and how did you do it? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Jun 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Insurance claim against other driver denied. So what now?

Insurance claim against other driver denied. So what now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2008 - 8 answers

what do we ask a contractor and how do we ask it?

What kind of things do you need to ask a home remodeling contractor, like about liability insurance, bonding and all that? How do you approach this with them? Do you take their word for it or demand proof? [more inside]
posted by amfea on Feb 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Tiny Accident, They're Claiming Injuries, How Screwed Am I?

Tiny Accident, They're Claiming Injuries, How Screwed Am I? Last week, I had an accident. I was waiting to turn right behind a van, also waiting to turn. He went, then jammed on brakes. I braked, but couldn't avoid hitting him. Minimal damage for him, none for me. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Dec 20, 2007 - 22 answers

This isn't the kind og turkey I had in mind.

A guy driving his son's car backs into my wife's van, while my wife's dad is driving it. The guy admits fault, then changes his mind and his story. My in-laws never thought to file a police report or get contact information from the witness. Now we think that the vehicle that hit us may be uninsured. It all happened on private property. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Event Liability Insurance Recommendations

Wedding liability insurance. We're hosting a ceremony at a local school, and they require liability insurance for the day of the event at $100K. [more inside]
posted by curse on Jun 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Does being a dependent on someone else's tax filings make them liable for your actions?

Legal liability and auto insurance questions (fun!): Is there any reason I should purchase more than the minimum insurance coverage in my state (California)? Does being a dependent on my parents' tax filings make them liable for damages in court if I, say, caused an automobile accident? [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Feb 9, 2007 - 10 answers

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money?

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 18, 2006 - 7 answers

How to keep people from suing my start-up business

BusinessLiabilityFilter -- Do we need product liability insurance for our start-up mail order business that sells repackaged craft supplies to kids? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Sep 23, 2005 - 12 answers

We need insurance for our non-profit organization.

Does anyone have experience with non-profit liability insurance policies? We're looking at a general liability policy for our small non-profit, plus liability coverage for individual board members.
posted by F Mackenzie on Jan 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Help me salvage this situation...

My car was broken into two nights ago, while we ate dinner at a restaurant. There is extensive damage, and I only have liability insurance on my car. Is there any way I can get compensation? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 3, 2005 - 15 answers

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