It was my moms car & she got insurance. On her car after the accident ,& i got my license a week later and the police. Said because it was on private property the lady couldnt do any thing and that there were no damages and everything was ok? Im just wondering if this is something serious because. This was a year ago?
Sounds like you or you mom, or both are about to be sued.
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You need to consult with your insurance, and if needed an attorney.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Being sued is always a serious matter. It sounds as if you are saying that your mother, whose car you were driving, did not have insurance. If that is the case, both of you stand exposed to being sued and held liable for the accident. That it occurred on private property does not mean you will not have legal exposure, especially if you caused or contributed to the happening of the accident. If there was "no damage to the vehicle", then that would be evidence that the woman is not entitled to monetary compensation - but it would not by itself stop her from commencing the action as, clearly, she believes otherwise. Consult with a local attorney.
DUI / DWI Attorney
Sounds like there was no insurance at the time, and you had no license at the time. Only to attempt to get both of those after the crash. This is not great news for you. Just call the lawyer, and see what they want. The worst thing you can do is ignore it. You may be able to work something out that you can afford, or give them information that doesn't make their case as good as they think it is, they have only heard their side of it so far, not yours.
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Estate Planning Attorney
If I understand correctly you were driving without a license and driving a car that was not yet insured. You are responsible for any damages and just because you didn't believe there were damages at the time doesn't mean that some damages weren't discovered later. The person you hit may have recived medical treatment under her insurance coverage known as PIP. She may also have gotten car repairs done and maybe her insurance paid for that under her full coverage. So if she recieved benefits from her insurance company the insurance company is not subrogated to her right to come after you and will sue you for what they paid to their insured.
The other possiblity is that this women retained an attorney and is directly coming after you for her damages.
Either way you can still be sued - up to two years after the accident for personal injury damages and up to 6 years after the accident for property damages if there are not personal injury damages that require the case to be filed within two years. Oregon law provides that if there is judgment against your for damages caused in an accident, your driver's license can be suspended until the judgment is paid. A judgment is good for 10 years and can be renewed for another 10 years so this situation can last potentially for 20 years.
The way out of this type of problem, once you figure out if you are being sued and for how much, is to either negotiate and pay the damages or file bankruptcy. Filing bankruptcy will wipe out any debt you owe to the other driver and will make you eligible to get your license reinstated if it has been suspended on account of unpaid accident damages.
Keep in mind that the amount they claim you owe for the accident may be in excess of what your really owe so there may be room to negotiate and pay the damages before you have to resort to filing a bankruptcy. Consult with an attorney.
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