California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

VF-704. Negligent Entrustment of Motor Vehicle


New September 2003; Revised April 2007, December 2010, June 2011

Directions for Use

The special verdict forms in this section are intended only as models. They may need to be modified depending on the facts of the case.

This verdict form is based on CACI No. 724, Negligent Entrustment of Motor Vehicle. Modify to include elements of negligence instruction against the driver if plaintiff is suing both driver and owner.

If specificity is not required, users do not have to itemize all the damages listed in question 6 and do not have to categorize “economic” and “noneconomic” damages, especially if it is not a Proposition 51 case. The breakdown of damages is optional depending on the circumstances.

If there are multiple causes of action, users may wish to combine the individual forms into one form. If different damages are recoverable on different causes of action, replace the damages tables in all of the verdict forms with CACI No. VF-3920, Damages on Multiple Legal Theories.