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Need opinion from DEFENSE ATTY for a car accident in NJ by a driver (son) w/ an expired license (CT) -car owner in NY (parents)

Flushing, NY |

My brother got into an accident w/ my parents' car (NY plates)
hitting a car and caused property damage in NJ
CT license may be expired - what should my parents (& brother) do ?

Attorney Answers 5


  1. Repost your question on the New Jersey Avvo page and everyone should put their carriers on notice of a possible claim.

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  2. The insurance company of anyone involved as a driver or injured passenger or owner of property damaged should notify their insurance companies timely. You wil then get opinions from the defense attorneys if need be.

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  3. As the other attorneys suggest, report the claim to all applicable carriers. If they have a legitimate basis for denying the claim then your parents and brother may need to hire personal counsel.

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  4. If you have not reported the accident to your parents insurance company, do it now! Assuming that he was driving your parents car with their permission, coverage may not be a problem. Consider co silting with a NJ personal injury attorney as well. Good luck.

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