Cambridge, MA asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts

Q: I had a car and sold it to a friend of a friend. However, I did not destroy the plates so this person was driving the

Car with unregistered plates and got into an accident that the insurance is now trying to have me pay out of pocket what do I do?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: As long as your friend agrees they had purchased the car, your car was not a registered but uninsured motor vehicle.

It's not clear who "the insurance" is--your friends? Yours? Another person or the Commonwealth's?

Start by asking them in writing to state the basis for their claim. Don't talk to them at this time. You can say something that isn't helpful.

Did you sign the title over? Hopefully you made a copy. That shows you divested ownership.

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