If Iwas involved in anaccident and don’t have insurancebut the other person was at fault, will their insurance company still have to pay for the damages?

Asked on November 27, 2011 under Accident Law, Florida


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were involved in an auto accident where you were presumably the driver but you do not have auto insurance but the driver of the other vehicle was at fault, if you establish liability and damages, then there is a good chance that the other driver's insurance carrier will try and settle with you.

You need to be aware that the failure of you to have auto insurance at the time of the accident may be a violation of your state's criminal statutes on the subject which could subject you to a criminal action.

I suggest that you consult with an attorney that practices personal injury and criminal defense law about the situation which is the basis of the question that you are writing about.

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