If you are the owner of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances you can be held liable for allowing someone else to operate your vehicle. Even if there is no alcohol involved, motor vehicle owners can be held responsible if they allow an unlicensed or habitually bad driver to operate their vehicle. This is known as liability for negligently entrusting a motor vehicle to another person.
To prove a claim for negligently entrusting a motor vehicle to another, the plaintiff must establish the following:
1. The owner allowed the vehicle to be operated by the person;