Columbus, OH asked in Car Accidents and Real Estate Law for Indiana

Q: Can I be sued for being uninsured I had an accident on private property I hit something & a vehicle also uninsured?

I put my truck in reverse the throttle stuck open I was unable to stop. I hit a carport style garage in a trailer park; I also hit the truck inside both uninsured. Along with their neighbor's vehicle that was insured. I was driving my boyfriend's vehicle , also uninsured. We all live in a trailer park. The trailer park is giving me 5 days to move out because my name is not on the lease we have lived here since 2015 and I need some serious legal advice.

1 Lawyer Answer

Ary Avnet

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Noblesville, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: 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.

The eviction is a separate (contractual) matter and you should have a lawyer look over you lease agreement to determine if any eviction is proper.

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