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Q: My boyfriend was rear ended by a man driving a company car he gave ins info and when we called ins co they told us

Policy cancelled. We called owner of co and he told us he would pay to come to the business so they could take pic and then get estimate which he did. Now they are giving him the run around saying he has to take it up with the man driving the car who we can never reach. What are his options

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Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You have several options. First, your boyfriend should put his own insurance company on notice of a potential uninsured motorist claim on his own policy. Second, if the driver was working in the course and scope of his employment, you should put both the driver and the driver's employer on notice of the claim -- the lack of insurance is of little consequence. Assuming the employer is solvent, your boyfriend may be able to recover a money judgment from the employer (and the driver).

Keith Fletcher agrees with this answer

Keith Fletcher
Keith Fletcher
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: He has several options from filing on his own uninsured and pip policies (assuming he has them) to bring a claim against the driver and/or the company. You really need to tell him to get a free consultation with an attorney to determine his best course of action.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If boyfriend has collision, run it though that they will go after the idiots; he can write each of the idiots a letter and suggest that he will ask that their licenses/registration be revoked; he gets 2 estimates, files in small claims. However as he may have an injury case he should contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

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