What to do if my husband was in an accident yesterday on a motorcycle?

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What to do if my husband was in an accident yesterday on a motorcycle?

The other driver was at fault caused extensive damage to the motorcycle and cost a tow. My husband does not have a license so he was citied for a driving while under suspension. The motorcycle is mine and insured under my name. My question is can I make a claim with the other drivers insurance company and have them pay at least the tow bill? The driver was a 17 year old girl driving a minivan and appeared to have froze when she heard the screetching tires. I am in the state of Ohio. Does my husband not having a license make him automatically at fault or there something I can do? He is currently off work a bit so I also have loss wages in this.

Asked on September 26, 2013 under Accident Law, Ohio

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, driving with a suspended license does not make one automatically at fault in an accident.  If he is at all injured and unable to work, you should seek out a personal injury attorney right away.  They will take the case on a contingency basis, which means they do not get paid unless they settle or win the case for you.


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