[DML] Renting car - civil liability
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[DML] Renting car - civil liability

I've seen a few DMC owners on this list and other web sites renting out 
their cars to help pay for purchase and maint costs. I've actually had 
people on my street ask me about doing this for weddings, graduations, 
etc. My concern is with civil liability. If someone rents your car 
(pays you $ to use it for x amount of time) and they crash the car 
(their fault) which results in injury/death/property damage of 
themselves or another party, are you as the owner of the car in hot 
water as far as civil liability is concerned?  My state has a statute 
that immunizes licensed car rental agencies from civil liability at the 
fault of the renter's actions (if not companies like Hertz, Avis, etc) 
would be sued 20 times a day.  But that statute doesn't apply to 
private owners who aren't licesed as rental businesses.

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