Friday, June 18, 2004

Unlicensed driver injures a Queens child

New York Daily News reports that Lavonne Cooke, a 45 women driving a Ford Expedition, critically injured a 14 year old boy when she was attempting to make a left turn. It was later revealed that Ms. Cooke had her license suspended.

Ms. Cooke will likely be sued by the boy and the family for personal injuries. (Obviously, tell the family to contact my law office). Normally, Ms. Cooke's insurance company would defend her in any action brought against her due to the car accident. If Ms. Cooke had automobile insurance at the time of the accident, do you think that the insurance company will provide coverage even though her license was suspended?