The fact that your vehicle was not insured has nothing to do with liability. The driver that rear-ended you IS responsible to repair your vehicle AND compensate you and your son for any personal injury. In most jurisdictions, the no insurance ticket will be withdrawn where you were NOT at fault AND you do show proof that you now have insurance. Call the local prosecutor's office (765) 747-7801 and confirm that the ticket will be dismissed. If not, hire a traffic attorney for your son. It is your fault that he is in trouble because you failed to maintain insurance on your vehicle.
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You would be foolish not to hire an attorney under the circumstances.
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I would agree with the attorney that indicated you should hire an attorney to handle your son's personal injuries as well as an attorney to handle the traffic citation. I would be more than happy to discuss your personal injury matter with you. My telephone number is 317-608-5795.
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