Your suspended license should not be an issue with regard to your civil case. Get a lawyer asap to handle your civil suit against the owner of the tanker truck. You may have to defend yourself on the license suspension in criminal court, if the officer sent the law violation to the D.A.'s office for review. It is important to get witness statements and all witness contact information. The police were not there at the time of the incident. The witnesses, however, were and will be able to testify that it was not your fault.
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The tanker truck has liability in this situation. Whether you have some as well will depend on the facts via the witnesses. It will not depend on the fact your license was suspended. Consult an experienced injury attorney to handle your claim for damages.
There is absolutely a chance you may prevail. It will of course turn on all of the facts that should be fulled investigated as soon as possible. You should engage the services of an experienced board certified attorney as soon as you are able to begin the investigation and fact gathering while all of the evidence is fresh and reasonably recent in time.
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Yes, there is a chance. The fact that you have a suspended license shouldn't be an issue from an evidence standpoint. It might, however, be an issue from a claims negotiation standpoint. You need to hire an attorney right away. The most important thing is to get and keep the names and contact information of the witnesses. Did the police report mention anything about the truck not displaying hazard lights and cones??? DO NOT talk to the adjusters nor give any sort of statement until you talk to a lawyer. Get pictures of any visible injuries that you have. You can get a free consultation; so, you might as well take advantage of it.
your suspended license is not an issue. Think about it, the other side is negligent and you are not. "I was careless but I should not be responsible since the person I hurt had a suspended license, so matter what I did or did not do, it just doesn't matter." Doesn't work that way.
Retain an attorney immediately.
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Your case isn't impossible. The big issue is you need to be ready to take this case to trial. Depending on the extent if your injuries firms, like ours, may be willing to take your case on a contingency basis. The first thing you need to do is start collecting all the photographs, documents etc... Of your vehicles. medicals etc... You will need the police report as well. In the mean time avoid discussing this case with anyone. Do not post anything on the internet about the wreck and do not talk with the truckers insurance. I hope that helps. Good luck. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask or leave a comment.
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