Elder law abuse - does the following qualify and is there a time limit involved?

United States
November 12, 2006 9:50am CST
I loaned my car to a much younger "friend" in late Aug./early Sept.,2005 She totalled it! She promised to replace it. She bought "me" a car but kept it in her own name. She remained in contact for a few months, bit since, has broken off all communication and all access to "my" car (which I had been able to "use" on occasion, earlier this year. My car was also legally registered and insured at the time of her accident - except for collision, because of age. She has a new car!
2 responses
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
18 Nov 06
Unless your insurance named her a sa driver, she would have bene driving unbder her own insurance cover in which case she was fully liable to any damage to your car. Your insurance wouldnt have had to pay out at all!
• United States
18 Nov 06
Nancy: I'm delighted with your response! However, I have learned that she may not have ever had valid insurance on her own car. I'm going to have my cousin (a ret. Police Officer) check it out. She did however make several statements outside of my apt. complex for many of my friends to hear, that she was replacing the car and would see it got registered and insured, and they have offered to be witnesses, if necessary. Thanks so much. You too, got the sludge out of my brain! Grandy3
@leedug (920)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Ohh, that is horrible. If I were you I would get in contact with an attorney A.S.A.P. I am not sure if such a law exists, but it sure seems illegal to me for someone to do that. I would also notify the police. It is never too late to at least find out. Good luck!
• United States
18 Nov 06
Ledug: Thanks so much for responding! I have a retired police officer in my family. Don't know why I never thought to call him. Chalk it up to another "Senior Moment." I'll give him a call. Our Senior Center has a lawyer, only to advise, but I'll check that out, too. Kudos for getting my brain workin'! Grandy3.