Uninsured and unlicensed driver was rear ended

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    Uninsured and unlicensed driver was rear ended

    I live CA and I was driving with a suspended license and I was hit from behind while coming to a stop light. Can I receive compensation for damages.


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    I will address the unlicensed part first. Generally, you are not prevented for suing another individual for damages just because you are an unlicensed driver. The actual outcome will depend on the issue of negligence and so forth.

    Regarding the uninsured status. In a no fault state, the driver of the vehicle may receive compensation from their own insurance company for injuries and damage, regardless of which party in the accident was at fault. In a tort state, there needs to be fault by one party for the other party to recover. In order to recover here, the driver must sue the at-fault party to recover for damages.
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