Driver did not have insurance and he as suspended driving lic. at the time of accident. but the reg. owner of that pickup truck had insurance ...will owner's insurance company have to take the responsibility even if we sue just the driver and not owner?
Problem is driver did not have insurance and he does not have any income so if we sue only driver even though liability is clear there is nothing we can recover....
in short do we have to sue the owner as well for his insurance company to defend him and try to settle?..my lawyer only sued driver ...I guess this is a mistake...?????
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most likely no mistake. Your attorney likely verified that there was coverage for driver under own we'd policy and that no exclusions applied to prevent coverage for your injuries. Trust your attorney.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Your attorney should be discussing this with you but you do not always have to name both parties in your fact pattern.
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General Practice Lawyer
Because you have counsel, none of us want to second guess the strategy of that professional. Sit down with your attorney and clear up all of your questions.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
You should contact your attorney immediately and direct these questions to him or her as your attorney is in the best position to explain the actions taken on your behalf. in many cases, the owner's insurance company will provide indemnification and defense to an individual who was driving the owner's vehicle with the owner's permission and consent. Good Luck!
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