Ary Avnet's answer You can be sued for negligence for the accidents you caused in the truck. If sued, you could assert as a defense that the throttle was stuck open causing the accident but ultimately it would be up to a judge or jury to decide if you were negligent. If there was no valid insurance policy on the vehicle you were driving, and you did not carry any liability insurance at the time, then you would be personally responsible for any judgment found against you.
Ary Avnet's answer You are allowed to sue to the state, city, political entity if you have file a tort claims notice. Historically, the state had immunity from being sued for torts, but when Indiana filed the Tort Claims Act, it allowed Indiana and its political entities to be sued for certain things, including negligence. However, if you are found by a jury to be even 1% at fault for the accident, you are barred from recovering. You should consult with an attorney regarding the specific facts of your case.
If you plead guilty via a plea agreement, you will know what your penalty will be prior to sentencing, as long as the judge accepts the plea agreement.
If you do not accept a plea agreement, and go to trial and are found guilty, the State may ask for a harsher penalty than it offered in the plea agreement since it had to undergo the time and expense of a trial to prove your guilt.
Ary Avnet's answer There is no law prohibiting a person who has not yet sued you from contacting you. Now if they are harassing you that may be another legal issue but there is no prohibition on contact just because suit has been threatened. Even if they do sue you, you can still talk and try to resolve the suit informally. But if you are represented by an attorney, the opposing party's attorney should only contact your attorney.
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