Uninsured motorists cannot sue for injuries in an accident even if they were a passenger in their car, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court expanded a law that is silent on what type of remedies passengers in uninsured vehicles have when they get into accidents.
“If you’re operating your own uninsured motor vehicle, you couldn’t bring a lawsuit. The law is very clear,” said New Brunswick attorney Lowell Miller, who represented injured passenger Denise Perrelli. “The law didn’t say anything about if you’re a passenger.” More in Star Ledger.