Riverside, NJ asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for New Jersey

Q: If you get a motorcycle in a trade, does it have to be registered in NJ before you can trade it again?

I test drove a motorcycle and got into an accident. Come to find out the motorcycle had no insurance, was not registered and still had the Pennsylvania tags on it from the previous owner. The person that has possession of it has the title but refuses to register or insure it because she doesn't want to pay the money. Am I responsible for the damages? She just sued me in court and won but could not prove ownership (did not have the title, proof of insurance or registration) but the judge granted her the award anyway. The judge said, "I believe that the Plaintiff has the title even though she doesn't have it in court today." Should I fight this?

I was also injured in the accident too and the woman in possession of the motorcycle did over $3,000 in damage to my car with a sledgehammer... but that's another story.

1 Lawyer Answer
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ

A: As far as the injury claim, talk to an injury lawyer about a potential lawsuit.

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