If you are hit by an Uninsured Driver you should take the following actions- Contact the police, get information from and on any witnesses that saw the accident and get photographs of the vehicles and the accident scene. Another important step to take beforehand of the accident is to make sure you have Uninsured Motorist Insurance on your Car Policy.
Maybe. Did the unlicensed driver have your permission to be operating the car when the accident occurred? If so, maybe not.
No, homeowners insurance excludes vehicles.
Vehicles are insured not drivers. If you are qualified and authorized to operate an auto the insurance on it will pay for it and any damage done by it.
UM/UIM policies are in case you are involved in an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance or doesn't have enough. This policy is only in the event that the uninsured motorist is at fault for the accident. it is not necessary on all vehicles but it might be a good idea.
almost all states require liability insurance. the fact that the friend had 'non owner' does not mean that it was ok to drive an uninsured vehicle. the law requires the vehicles, not the drivers, to be insured.
When a car is uninsured and it involved in an accident, the owner of the car is responsible for its damages and that of the other involved cars. This rule applies even if the driver has his own insurance cover on a different car.
If you get into an accident in New Jersey and are not insured, it will cost you a substantial amount. The cost to repair the vehicle, pay the fines if responsible for the accident and possibly have to pay for some damages done to other vehicles or public property.
Doubt your license will be suspended his might, but you run a risk of losing your plates and any plates in your name, along with fines etc. This is a state specific thing. In my state, the owners of uninsured vehicles (if they were NOT the driver) lose their plates, and the uninsured driver loses their licence. Check with your states dept of insurance and they will be able to answer this.
Damages should be sought from the at fault party. Failure to add the owned vehicle to the auto insurance policy has left the driver apparantly uninsured in that vehicle. The claimant may need to rely on uninsured motorits coverage. The insurer may offer a grace period for newly acquired vehicles. both drivers should contact their insurance company as it appears one may have no coverage in the accident.
In the UK the insurance company would not accept liability except under exceptional circumstances