Q1: No, your insurance will not pay for the other driver's damages unless it determines you are at fault, and it does not appear you are at fault. Q2: No, the other driver cannot sue you unless you are at fault. Keep in mind your insurance company has the obligation to investigate and adjust this claim on your behalf; that is the purpose of insurance. Here are some other things to keep in mind: Your ticket had nothing to do with the accident. You may be in violation of the law for driving without an adult in your car. You should consider driving school as you may not have any defenses to the citation. Second, if you are injured, you have 14 days to seek medical treatment under the new PIP law which was effective 1/1/2013. So, go to a doctor that accepts auto insurance and get an evaluation. Third, if your car was new and it has a lot of damage caused by the other driver, you may have a claim for diminished value of your mother's car. You should consult with an attorney regarding all of these issues. Good luck!
Have your parents consult a local traffic Ticket Attorney - usually inexpensive & well worth the fee. Tell your parents that many attorneys offer free initial consultations n& they can locate a local attorney right here on AVVO by using the tab "Find A Lawyer" Report the accident to your mother's insurance company & let them handle the claim.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
For the ticket you received, go to Court and see what options the Court offers you to keep your driver's license. If there is an attorney in your area that is affordable, I would suggest taking him/her with you.
Notify your insurance carrier of the incident and that it wasn't your fault as supported by the police officer and police report. Then, go see an attorney that handles Personal Injury matters. Your personal injury lawyer may have a referral for a criminal defense attorney that can help you with your citation. Best of luck to you.
I agree with both of my colleagues. You need help to fight your ticket and keep your driver's license. Your insurance will take care of the other driver. Best of luck.
This answer is provided by California Accident Attorney Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., 510-206-4492. Abogado de Accidentes de Autos de California: 510-206-4492. Abogado de Lesiones de Accidentes de Autos, provides answers of a general context. These answers are not intended to form an attorney client relationship. Oakland Abogado Accidentes Autos, Abogado de Lesiones Personales, Abogado de Accidentes de carros, Abogado de accidentes de Peatones, practices in Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Oakland, Hayward, Martinez, Newark, Richmond, San Francisco and San Rafael. El abogado de lesiones y heridos en accidentes de autos, is licensed only in California. This information is good only in California and it is not to be taken as legal advice on car accidents, personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy or in any other type of situation. Esta respuesta es del Abogado de Accidentes de Autos, Abogado de Lesiones Personales, Abogado de Heridos en Accidentes de carros, Manuel A. Juárez, 510-206-4492. Abogado Hispano de Accidentes, Abogado de Divorcios, Abogado Latino de Accidentes, Abogado de Accidentes de Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco, California. Estas respuesta son solo para información general y no consisten en consejo legal sobre divorcios, mantención de esposas, mantención de hijos o bancarrotas. Las respuestas son comentarios legales que no forman una relación de abogado y cliente. Manuel Juarez, Esq., esta licenciado solo en el Estado de California.
Hire a criminal defense lawyer to handle the citation you received. You will probably get a ton of flyers in the mail or go through the phone book or search on the Internet. If so relate ow Ed the car besides you you want to notify the owner of the crash because the owner of the car you were driving could have some liability exposure.
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If you were, in fact, driving the vehicle without a supervising adult, you probably have little defense to the ticket. You could request a hearing on the ticket and pray that the police officer does not show up to prosecute the citation. If he does not show, you can move to have the ticket dismissed for lack of prosecution. Good luck.
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