In a car accident w/ suspended license, accident not my fault. Can I get paid from the at fault driver who has insurance?

Asked about 5 years ago - Kenosha, WI

I have suspended license + no outstanding tickets nor anyother offenses since two years ago + not insured but not required in this state + not at fault + other driver insured and at fault + do they pay.

Additional information

My back does hurt about 7.5 out of 10 being the worst. I did go to the ER from the scene of the accident. To get myself and my daughter evaluated. My daughter is in better condition then myself. I did get a ticket for the suspended license but did not get the $6000 fine also do to the fact that I had no outstanding tickets. The Driver hit my front passenger side + a smashed in tire both car involved were towed.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Christopher L. Strohbehn

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . "Getting paid" is entirely different than filing a claim or a lawsuit. You are not prevented from filing a claim or lawsuit in Wisconsin because you have a suspended license. If the other driver is insured and at fault, you will be able to make a claim against him or her.

    I would suggest you contact an attorney to discuss your matter.

    Disclaimer:

    This response does not create an attorney-client relationship between us.

  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You have to get well. Get a personal injury lawyer. And yes, get the therapy you need.

    You might find helpful my Legal Guide Successful Start for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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    Make sure to contact a lawyer. Many personal injury lawyers in Wisconsin are listed right here on Avvo and will give a free consulation to you.

    You have both rights and responsibilities. Take care of them. Good luck.

    Get a good lawyer for you ASAP.

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    You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

    Good luck to you.

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  3. Edgardo Rafael Baez

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You did not provide much information in your facts as far as any injuries or damages therefore, my only answer would be to contact a local attorney.

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