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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:07 am   Post subject: Just crashed with an uninsured motorist...what to do now?  

Guys can you all tell me a bit about this Uninsured Motorist Coverage ? I've just met with an accident with an uninsured motorist and wondering what would be the right thing for me to do now !

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:21 am   Post subject: Bodily!  

hi I believe Uninsured Motorists Coverage is something that will come into play in case of a bodily injury only. Take care, Sasha

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:26 am   Post subject: check and fix  

Hi yeah!

In the event of such an accident you should go ahead n contact your state's revenue dept. It controls all the laws associated with the financial burden of your state. They will cross check and fix the statute. Regards, Fatman.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:02 am   Post subject:   

hi, I think its hightime that you should let your insurer know abt this loss, especially if you're injured now. Crossbreed.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:35 am   Post subject:   

hey, I may only tell you that this form of insurance is all meant to get you a shield for covering against con artists and injuries (ie. injuries suffered inside your car or say when you were walking down the road and got hit by any uninsured driver). all d best! PenelopeLRuth


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:10 am   Post subject:   

Hi all..just thought its better to remind that its never gonna cover any damages inflicted on your vehicle. Martha Garcia


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:16 pm   Post subject:   

Actually many of the post could be 100% incorrect.



There are two flavors of UM coverage... Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury (offered in many states and only address injuries) and Uninsured Motorist Property Damage. yes, UMPD does exist in several states (one that comes to mind is SC) but not many. You need to report your accident to your own carrier and have then determine the coverage you have available for this loss.



Most people/states don't have UMPD as it's almost always redundent due to collision coverage. If you have collision coverage, it addresses the damage to your vehicle regardless of fault.



If the other person truely does not have insurance and it's required, this does not mean they won't be held responsible. Many states do the right thing and inforce their own insurance laws. Many states will suspend drives licenses until the at fault party can prove they settled the loss. I'm hoping a police report was filed. if not, file a delayed report for the reason that the other person does not have insurance and it's required (some states won't take a report for minor property damage but they should take one if one person does not have insurance). You then may want to provide this info to your state so that they can take action (and to assist in getting this idiot off the road so no one else has to go through what you're going through). Of course, any other way you want to handle this loss is up to you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:40 pm   Post subject: Uninsured motorist coverage  

I think this Uninsured Motorist Coverage

protects you when the at-fault driver has the required minimum amount of insurance or more, but his or her liability limits are not sufficient to pay for your injuries and damages.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:55 am   Post subject:   

tcope...you hit the nail on the head....you did a great job at explaining it!



Claude you should def contact your insurance company (as we do not know what state you live in) they can advise you best and yes you def need to file a police report if you have not done so.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:30 am   Post subject: Thanks  

Hi...Its real good to see all you people participating at once..especially tcope & nique1221!

Thanks, Lakemen



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:24 pm   Post subject: UM - Now what?  

I have State Farm in Texas with Uninsured Motorist Coverage on my policy. A UM hit my car about a month ago while we were stopped in traffic. Their hit to my rear sent my car into the car in front of me - so my car has front and rear end damage. Police report and the insurance company of car I consequently hit say it is the person behind me who is at fault for all 3 cars being damaged. Person behind me doesn't have insurance, nor driver's license and was given citation for that at accident scene. My insurance will pay for repairs, but I have to eat the deductible until I can collect it from person who hit me. What is best method of doing this - small claims court, letters in mail - and how much would one generally seek? I went to rehab for my neck 3 days after accident and x-rays reviled a lot that happened since I was hit on front and back and car behind me was going about 45MPH.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:31 pm   Post subject:   

Has State Farm advised you they are not going to subrogate (sue) the at fault driver?



The reason I ask, if State Farm does decide to go after the at-fault driver for the money they paid you for the claim, they are required ALSO to sue the driver for the deductible you are out.



It is State Farm's decision, they may find it's not worth the time to sue this driver. In that case, I would recommend small claims court...if you even want to do that.



The reason State Farm would decide not to pursue the at-fault party is because they are confident, even with a judgment, they won't get their money back. So, understand, you can spend the money to go to court, only to walk out with a piece of paper that says the at-fault driver owes you money. Doesn't mean he'll pay you.....



There are additional rememdies available to collect on judgments, but again, costs money. There are people out there that simply don't care if they owe someone money, even if it affects their credit rating.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:27 am   Post subject: hit while at stop sign by motorist who gave name and telepho  

what is an idea of how to find the person's address, or is it a lost case to get all of my medical bills paid? And benefits for the pain and suffering from my insurance co?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:31 am   Post subject:   

Have you spoken with an insurance agent yet?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:47 am   Post subject:   

Did you claim BI for your neck injury?


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