If I was hit by a car as a pedestrian by a 95 year old licensed, can I now sue the statefor negligence?

I settled my suit with the insurance companies.

Asked on September 21, 2011 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the driver despite his/her age passed the road test, written test, vision test and had a valid license, it would be difficult to prove negligence on the part of the state in issuing a license based solely on the fact that the driver was 95. 

 


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