Uninsured motorist coverage
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.
if you have collision coverage file under that then your company will subrogate the uninsured driver...if no collision coverage you can file a state report, and/or small claims action.....
Only if you have Uninsured or Under-insured motorists coverage. If so, your insurance company will pay the damages and will legally pursue the other party to recover the funds.
Your question is confusing. The way I read it, the one that caused the accident was uninsured, so how can that person's insurance company pay for your rental car? He has no insurance company.
No, you cannot sue your insurance company for injuries....actuallly, I take that back. You can sue anybody for anything...but in this case, you would not win. Your policy should have a coverage called Uninsured Motorist Coverage. Typically, this would cover the injured parties in your vehicle if the accident was caused by an uninsured driver. This would cover your injuries in such an incident. Unfortunately, this coverage is not discussed by most insurance agents and is included as an afterthought. Be sure to check your policy and see if this is there. You should never have a lower Uninsured Motorist coverage than your Bodily Injury amount.
Liability covers the other person that you damage. Uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage carries those in your vehicle. Medical payments coverage covers everyone involved regardless of fault.
It depends on your coverage & the state, but normally if you have full coverage your insurer will cover any accident you are in.
That is the part of your insurance that pays for damage to your vehicle, when you are at fault, if you are involved in an accident. This is coverage would need to be purchased in addition to your regular liability insurance.
This means that if the accident was your fault, your insurance will pay(up to an amount that is on your policy) for the other property and persons involved in the accident. Liability insurance does NOT cover your vehicle damage.
The Motor Insurance Bureau is a bureau that helps victims of automobile accidents caused by uninsured drivers. Your insurance premium funds the bureau, and they use the funds to pay out compensation should you be in an accident where the other involved party is uninsured.
There is nothing much you can do if you are involved in accident with an uninsured car. There are reason why the other person do not get insurance as it could be because of his economic problems. A recent study showed that there are huge number of people in US who do not contain their auto or car insurance.
Assuming in this instance the uninsured driver is the one at fault, he or she is still liable for any property damage & personal injuries that may have resulted from the accident. The injured party will make a claim against his or her uninsured motorist policy. But that insurance company can, and often will, sue the uninsured driver.
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.
Yes,, You may be subject to arrest if you are operating an uninsured vehicle while involved in a traffic accident. This is often at the discretion of the responding officer.
No. If you are driving a vehicle with someone's permission, they assume the risk of letting you drive it and therefore their insurance company also assumes the risk. Under the policy contract, you would be considered an 'insured' because you had permission to use the vehicle. If you were responsible for the damage to your friend's vehicle and the accident was your fault, the only coverage to file would be Collision Coverage. Uninsured motorist is a coverage that would pay for damages to your friend's vehicle if you had been involved in a hit and run accident in which the unknown driver is at fault or if the other driver is known, is at fault and does not have insurance.
If the accident was your fault and someone else was involved their uninsured motorist insurance will pay for their damage. The bad news is that they WILL sue for the amount they had to pay out.
Yes they can. They can also sue you in a civil case. Remember, a major reason for having the insurance is to financially protect others from your wrong doing.
Third party insurance only covers the property of the other person(s) involved in an accident, not your car. Full coverage insurance (or comprehensive insurance) also covers your car if you damage it.
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.
The benefit of having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is that almost 20% of us drive around with no insurance. There's also a good percentage of high risk drivers with minimum coverage running around. That's quite a pool of drivers we're up against every day. You want to be able to cover your losses if you are involved in an accident with someone like that. As far as having medical payments--this protects you and whoever you have in your car for medical coverage. If you don't have health coverage, it's a biggie. Medical coverage also protects you if you are walking and get hit by a car.
The owners insurance will be responsible for coverage in an accident involving permissive use of their vehicle.
Because there are many people who are driving without insurance coverage in our nation. Far more than you realize. It is a stupid and reckless crime but it happens all the time. If you do not have uninsured motorist coverage you will be on your own to try and collect your damages from someone who has chosen not to pay for legally required insurance. How well do you think you will do on collecting from this type of person. Plus the insurance company pays for the legal fees involved in getting judgements and collection.
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Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage is an important type of insurance coverage that all drivers should purchase. The road is an uncertain place, and not all drivers on the road are insured. If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, this type of coverage will kick in and pay your damages and expenses. If you do not have this coverage, your only remedy would be to seek a civil action against the other driver, which can be a hassle as it is a long process that takes a lot of time, money, and patience. Buying this uninsured driver coverage is a good first step to protecting yourself, but what should you do if you are actually involved in an accident with an uninsured driver? You should:Make sure everyone is okay. If there are visible injuries to anyone involved, dial 9-1-1 immediately.Clear the roadway. You want to be sure that no one else is injured as a result of your accident, so moving your car out of traffic as much as possible is important, provided that your state allows you to do so. (In some states, the law prevents moving a vehicle that is involved in the accident before the police arrive).Call the police. Be sure that you wait until the police arrive before leaving the scene. This is important since you will need a police report in order to file a claim with your insurance company. This also insures that the other driver is cited for having no insurance, which is important when filing a claim under your uninsured motorist policy.Exchange information with the other party. Get the other driver's name, address, telephone number, and the make, model, year, and color of the car that they are driving. You should also get their license plate number and if possible, VIN (vehicle identification number). Give the other driver your information, too.Don't admit fault. It is important that you avoid admitting that an accident is your fault, even if you think it is. That determination will be made by the investigating officer in most instances.Seek medical help for yourself and your passengers if needed. Many people don't realize that they are actually hurt until days after an accident. Documenting your injuries now can be important to any claim that might arise from the accident.Call your insurance company and file a claim. Reporting the accident as soon as possible following the accident is also a vital part of the claim process. Most insurance companies provide a 24/7 customer service number so that you can report your accident when it occurs.Following these steps can make it a bit simpler to file a claim under an uninsured motorist policy.