You should at least seek a consultation with an NY attorney so you know what your options are. Don't ignore the case. Good luck.
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You need to notify your own car insurance company if you have not already. Be sure to keep records of everything, medical bills (in the event of injuries), out of pocket expenses, etc.
You should contact a New York personal injury attorney immediately so that you can make an educated decision on this important matter. Failure to submit an answer in response to a lawsuit can have horrible ramifications. The fact that you were uninsured on the date of the accident is bad, but all is not lost. Most attorneys do not like to pursue cases where there is no insurance coverage. However, if you own a home, an attorney may pursue the case and attempt to file a lien thereon.
Feel free to call me if you'd like to discuss this in greater depth.
Even though you live in Massachusetts, you need to speak to an attorney licensed in New York to consult about your options. New York law is very different from Massachusetts when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. Good luck