I got into an accident recently with another driver who had a suspended license. He is now trying to file a claim.

Asked about 1 year ago - Lafayette, IN

A police report was made at the scene that indicated that no one was directly at fault in the accident. He was taken to jail at the time for driving with a suspended license. Will he be able to file a claim through my insurance? I turned in front of him, but he was speeding and in an area with limited visibility.

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  1. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . Suspended license is not a cause of the accident. Turning in front of a vehicle often is. Give your carrier prompt notice.

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  2. Burton A. Padove

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    Answered . Yes, he can file a claim. That does not mean that your insurer will consider you at fault and pay the claim. If they consider the other driver to be 50% or more at fault, they will not honor the claim.

    Mr. Padove is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. The response herein is not legal advice and does... more
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Yes, but simply report the accident to your insurance company to resolve.

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  4. Christopher David Wyant

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    Answered . Yes, he can file a claim against you and your insurance company. Whether or not he had a valid driver's license at the time of the crash has no bearing on who caused the crash. I would notify your insurance company of the claim if you have not already done so.

    Chris Wyant Attorney at Law Brown Tompkins Lory & Mastrian 608 East Market Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202... more
  5. George Costas Andriotis

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    Answered . I would consult with a lawyer as it seems the other person is blaming you for the incident b

  6. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . Yes. His lack of licensure has no bearing on negligence issues.

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