Originally posted by Mike Murrell
... Meanwhile the title is still in the name of the previous owner. The charity never bothers to file the title. Weeks pass and whooooops!!! the car is involved in an accident and guess who's still on the hook?
In California there's a release of liability form you submit to the DMV when a car leaves your charge. It's not your problem if the subsequent owner doesn't apply for a title or register the car in his/her name. Also helps to notify your carrier.