Brighton, MA asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire

Q: I was in an accident with a motorcyle and he did not have a motorcycle license and the police are blaming me .

Even though multiple people reported him driving erratic through the town of laconia.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter NATIONWIDE, the scenario you describe is possible if the officers determined that the motorcycle bore less liability in the accident. That doesn't change the fact that they could still be guilty of operating without a license or insurance, but those elements don't make them automatically at fault. If he sues, those things will generally limit the nature of damages to which a plaintiff would be entitled to in most jurisdictions. In terms of the reports of his erratic driving elsewhere, the court could deem those things admissible or inadmissible, depending on the availability of witnesses and/or preservation of their testimony, and whether a judge felt it was material to the accident at hand. I hope everyone is okay. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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