my wife and i are planning to purchase an additional car for our teenagers to drive. should we title it in one of their names to reduce our liability if they are involved in an accident?
2 Answers from Attorneys
It's a good idea. Florida abides by the "dangerous instrumentality doctrine" which essentially says - an injured plaintiff can bring a claim against an at fault driver AND the owner of the vehicle that at-fault person was driving.
Unless your child is over 18 you are not going to be able to title the car in his/her name alone. You are going to have to have an adult as the owner. best to discuss with your insurance agent.