Only if the truck driver was.
Uninsured motorist covers you in the case you are in an accident with another driver that does not have insurance. Comprehensive coverage is what will pay when you hit a deer.
If all you have is uninsured motorists then no it will not pay. you need liability insurance to pay for damaged caused to another. Liability is what your supposed to have.
Whether in Virginia or another state, uninsured motorist insurance is often pushed aside by drivers. Unfortunately for those drivers, uninsured motorist insurance could come in handy in the case of an accident where the other driver involved does not have insurance. In Virginia, uninsured motorist insurance is actually mandatory. Residents are required to purchase uninsured motorist insurance as part of their auto insurance plan. Fortunately for residents of Virginia, uninsured motorist insurance can help protect from health care costs and other costs associate with an accident that the driver is not at fault for. Residents of Virginia are required to purchase 25/50/20 of uninsured motorist insurance with their auto insurance policy. This amount of insurance is purchased in order to cover bodily injury and damage to property costs associated with an accident. Additionally, uninsured motorist insurance can help pay for lost wages and other medical bills as a result of an accident. While uninsured motorist insurance may seem like an extra or unnecessary costs, statistics have shown that nearly 15 percent of drivers on the road do not carry liability insurance. In the case of an accident in which a driver does not have insurance, the driver at fault would be required to pay for any and all costs. If they can't, it becomes the responsibility of the other driver involved in the accident. It doesn't matter if the driver was at fault or not. In Virginia, drivers have the option of purchasing a deductible for uninsured motorist insurance. The deductible is the price that a driver is willing to pay out of pocket if they have an encounter with an uninsured driver that can not pay for damages and or medical bills. Fortunately, as it is mandatory in Virginia, purchasing uninsured motorist insurance or paying for a deductible is relatively inexpensive. As with all types of auto insurance, prices will vary depending on the insurance company. For best deals on uninsured motorist protection rates, it's best to shop around.
Since you are the only person with insurance it would be your insurance that pays, if your policy says this situation is covered. It depends on your insurance policy. Some cover you, others don't
The clause in a policy of insurance on a motorcycle, provides that if the owner of the motorcycle is injured by a negligent driver of another vehicle who doesn't have liability or insurance, then the insurance company will pay its insured's damages.
99% of all insurance companies will cover such situations.
No. Uninsured motorist coverage protects the owner of the vehicle which is damaged due to the actions of an uninsured driver of another vehicle (or damage caused by a hit-and-run driver). I think what you are asking is known as a 'permissive' driver - someone who was driving another person's vehicle with the owner's permission, but who is not actually named on the policy. The answer to this is 'probably' depending on the insurance company and the provisions of the policy itself, but if provided for would cover them like they were a named insured on the policy.
If there was another vehicle involved and the accident was that driver's fault you can file a claim through their insurance. Otherwise, the only other place to go is through your insurance. You can use your medical coverage (if you have it) and you should have "uninsured motorist bodily injury" coverage that you can use.
No, Kentucky law requires you to have insurance that coverage the person/people/property that you hit. It does not require that you have coverage for your own self or vehicle. Uninsured motorist coverage takes care of any damage you receive from another driver who does not carry insurance.
New Jersey requires that drivers hold uninsured motorist insurance because of the number of drivers in the state who are on the roads without proper coverage. This type of insurance will cover the damages that are caused by another driver in an accident if that driver does not have insurance. Many insurers will also include coverage in the case of an underinsured driver who does have insurance but whose policy does not pay enough to cover the damages that are incurred. Uninsured motorist insurance will help to make up the difference in compensation between what a driver should receive and what the negligent individual can pay. It does not provide extra money above what the main insurance policy would normally pay. One of the key elements that can dictate whether a driver will receive money due to an accident with an uninsured driver is the issue of liability. New Jersey has comparative negligence laws in place. This means that the fault for an accident can be placed on more than one individual. The uninsured driver must be found to have a larger portion of negligence than the driver with insurance. If the policyholder is found to have the larger portion of fault in an accident then the uninsured motorist coverage will not be applicable. The actual definition for who is an uninsured driver in New Jersey is not always clear and can actually be applied to a broad range of individuals. A person is considered uninsured if they are not holding any liability coverage. A person can also be considered uninsured or underinsured if they have some form of liability coverage but the amount of the policy is not enough to pay for any damages that have been caused. Another definition for an uninsured motorist is a person who had insurance when the accident occurred but then subsequently had their claim denied so that no payments are made to the victim of the accident. Some situations can occur where the person who is at fault for an accident is not present after the accident or is completely unknown. Uninsured motorist insurance in New Jersey will pay for the damages that were caused by an anonymous individual if there is some evidence that the covered driver was not at fault. This can help a driver to regain the use of their vehicle quickly and pay for medical bills but can also lead to a long litigation process once the individual who caused the accident is found.
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.
UM (uninsured motorist) coverage is not required in all states that require liability coverage. However, UM is an important coverage in auto insurance because it steps in and pays for your bodily injury (medical expense, lost wages, and pain & suffering) when you are injured by a hit-and-run, uninsured driver, or irresponsible driver who carries low liability coverage on their auto insurance. In another word, UM is a coverage for you and people in your car guarding against the risk of irresponsiblly insured drivers - and there are a lot of them out there.
Uninsured driver hits another uninsured driverYour both out of Luck, Neither of you have insurance. Both drivers will likely be fined and both drivers will likely have their drivers license suspended.
If you really need to know your lawyer should be able to get that info for his lawsuit. A lawsuit is really the only time you would need to know this because: The trucking company carries Workmans Comp-insurance on drivers by law or you would be covered for injury under another policy if you were in a collision with another vehicle. The un-insured motorist coverage is to cover all aspects of a collision caused by another person.
With regards to auto insurance, your best bet is to "shop around" as each company will offer different rates and discounts. There is a minimum coverage you must have (liability and uninsured motorist coverage). For liability it's $20,000 - injury or death of one person in an accident, $40,000 - injury or death of more than one person in an accident, and $15,000 - damage to property of another person. For uninsured motorist coverage it's $20,000 per person, $40,000 per accident.
No. Liability insurance is, by its nature, third-party insurance. That means that proceeds are paid to the person(s) that are hurt as a result of your negligence. It does, however, indemnify you for your carelessness up to the amount of coverage that you purchased. If sued for the collision by someone claiming bodily injury, the insurer will also provide a defense attorney. Somewhat analogous to bodily injury coverage is uninsured motorist coverage. It is a form of first party coverage, meaning that you buy it for yourself. If you are hurt by the negligence of another driver, and that person does not have bodily injury liability insurance, you may have a claim for damages under your uninsured motorist coverage.
Collision insurance will cover the damages to your vehicle- no matter who is at fault. Uninsured coverage is used if the other vehicle is at fault for the accident and you and/or anyone in your car is injured. This coverage will typically pay for related medical bills, loss wages, and general damages (i.e pain and suffering). Liability = Other vehicle damage Injuries to driver/passenger in other vehicle Injuries to passengers in your vehicle if you are at fault Collision/Comprehensive = Cover damages to your car Uninsured/Under-insured = Injuries to you or your passengers when another vehicle is at fault and does not have insurance or has minimum coverage
You can file a claim against your insurance company for an action caused by another person with no insurance if you are covered for such an occurance. An example would be if you had uninsured motorist coverage and were hit by someone without auto insurance. However if you want to file a 'claim' against the person directly who has no insurance there is no one to file the claim against. The only alternative here is to sue the person in court.
I don't understand the question. You have no option to keep or give away coverages. This applies to uninsured motorist as well as any other coverage. Generally UM coverage is split limits and specify a limit per person and a limit per accident for bodily interest and another section that pays for physical damage for the vehicle. The claims adjustor will pay out the claims as they come in up to the limits on the policy.
If you are driving an uninsured car that you own and you get into an accident that is your fault, then you have to personally pay for the various expenses that may result from that accident, which includes both the cost resulting from damage to the cars involved, and also any medical expenses which result from injuries to people in those cars. Since you also are legally required to have insurance, the police may impose additional penalties.
If the uninsured driver had the permission of the insured driver to operate the vehicle then NOTHING will happen to the uninsured driver. In fact, in this case he or she is not an uninsured driver at all. The insurance follows the vehicle first, the driver second.
In most insurance policies today part of the terms are an agreement by the insured to cooperate with the insurer. Cooperation requries the insured to participate and assign their rights to the insurance provider for claims the insured has against the original tortfeasor. In the event that the insurer pays a claim that was caused by a 3rd party, the insurance provider will requrie their insured to sign over subrogation rights. In the case of uninsured motorist coverage, the insurance provider's right of subrogation is created by statute.
"Typical auto insurance" is probably a misnomer. Most states require that certain levels and types of auto insurance maintained, but this is a matter of state law. There are also optional coverages that an auto owner may purchase. The primary types of auto insurance include the following: 1. Collision coverage: this pays for the physical repair to your own vehicle as a result of a collision either with another car or some other object. 2. Liability coverage: this pays for the damages for which you may be legally liable if the person or property of another is damaged by your negligence in operating a vehicle. If you or your insurer contest your liability, this coverage provides an attorney to defend you at its own cost. 3. Personal Injury Protection: this pays a portion of your own medical bills and lost wages if you are injured in a collision, even if it was your fault. In some states, it is known as "no-fault coverage". 4. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage: uninsured motorist coverage pays compensation to you if you are injured by the negligent operation of a vehicle by another and that person has no liability coverage (which would otherwise compensate you). Underinsured motorist coverage is triggered if their liability coverage is in an amount less than the "value" of your injury. Under certain circumstances (mainly, if you get your insurer's consent), you can accept the full liability limits of the at-fault driver, and collect the balance of the "value" of your injury from your own underinsured motorist coverage. The maximum amount that you can collect in uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits is the amount of coverage that you have purchased and for which you have paid a premium.
Having the right auto insurance is extremely important for all drivers. While the minimum insurance requirements are determined by each state, and provide a decent amount of protection in the case of an accident, many people need additional protection from uninsured or under-insured drivers. This is where California uninsured motorist insurance steps in to provide coverage, even when others are driving illegally or cause more damage than they can cover with their own policy.The Minimum is Not EnoughWhile many states do require a certain minimum insurance coverage to be able to legally drive a vehicle, the reality is that these minimums are often not enough to cover severe property damage, especially if another driver is injured and needs physical therapy.In these cases, the additional money must be paid from the at-fault driver's personal funds. If a driver is running around without insurance or with just the minimums, they likely don't have the money required to pay for medical procedures and vehicle repairs, and the accident victim may be left in the cold without uninsured motorist insurance.Providing Peace of MindWith these tough economic times, more and more people are choosing to drive illegally without the proper insurance, hoping they never get into an accident. Being protected and maintaining peace of mind means more than just driving safely - it means having the proper coverage as well.Accidents happen, and increasing numbers of people are under-insured, especially as the minimum requirements have stayed the same while vehicle and medical costs have increased. In the state of California, uninsured motorist insurance is quite affordable and can mean the difference between paying for a car out of pocket and having a check written to cover all damages.Protecting Property - And LivesDrunk drivers are more likely to lack the proper insurance needed to pay for an accident, and yet are far more likely to cause them. A front-end collision could cause life-threatening injuries, and without the proper insurance, it is possible to get stuck with extremely high medical bills for years after the accident.Uninsured and under-insured motorist insurance helps to ensure that proper medical care is given, and will help to repair or replace a car that is involved in a catastrophic accident.
First of all, you should consider a lawsuit ONLY if there were injuries or extensive vehicular damage that isn't covered by your policy's underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. This is the type of situation that underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage is for, so it should take care of it. If your case is a valid one (you aren't just trying to get a big cash settlement), I think you can still pursue it. The incident happened in your state and regardless of current residency, she will have to deal with it (e.g., if you get a ticket in another state you still have to respond). Also , in general, you don't have to be in the same state as the potential defendant to file a lawsuit.
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