Holland, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania

Q: What happens when neither party has insurance and the injured party was also driving with a suspended license?

Received a fine but paying it would admit guilt. Can the injured party sue after paying the fine?

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In SOME (I can't speak for Pennsylvania) jurisdictions, people who are uninsured could sometimes still have remedies for money damages, but they could be precluded from including pain and suffering in their demand. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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

A: The question isn't who is injured but also who was at fault. Assuming the other driver is at fault you can sue them for damage to the car, plus your injuries, but your injuries must be severe if you were the owner of a registered uninsured vehicle.

However, you must deal with the ticket. If you didn't have insurance then you need to get some. But your license can be suspended and you need to get something to show the judge.

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