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I was in an accident and i didnt have insurance, but the registration or title wasnt in my name. Will I get sued?

Chicago Heights, IL |

i just recently bought the car from my cousin so the accident happened before we could switch everything over. So everything is in his name. Also, i am 19 years of age.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. The short answer is that yes, you can be sued. Will the other driver sue you? Maybe.

    You should make sure your parent's insurance doesn't cover you, it may.

    If you are contacted by the other driver's insurance provider or attorney, don't make statements to them. Get yourself an injury attorney and follow his/her advice.

    You also have to worry about criminal/traffic court. You need to retain a lawyer for that.

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  2. Check to see if you are covered under your parent's insurance.


  3. I suggest you speak with your cousin about what insurance he had in effect at the time of the incident. Depending on the provable facts, you may have coverage through his policy.

    I suggest you not publish anything further on the Internet about this incident and seek counsel if necessary.

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