Hume, VA asked in Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: I was in a car accident and don't have insurance - but it wasn't my fault. Will I still get money to help pay my bills?

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4 Lawyer Answers

David Alan Wolf


A: You may end up getting compensated for the medical bills. It may be a problem that you lacked insurance that you were required to have in place. Most personal injury attorneys will provide a free consultation. Contact an attorney as soon as you can to get some guidance and direction. Good luck.

Jan F Hoen

  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Your question is unclear.

Are you referring to not having health insurance or auto insurance?

If the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, there should be liability coverage under their policy to pay your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience.

Meet with an attorney for a consultation and case evaluation, which should be at no cost.

Thomas H. Roberts Esq agrees with this answer

Peter N. Munsing


A: Contact a member of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn.for the county where the crash happened. They will give you a free consult.

Short answer yes, but it won't be up front. If you can't work, apply for medical assistance.

Thomas H. Roberts Esq

  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is best that you contact an attorney. There may be a number of insurance policies that provide benefits. You may be covered by a policy of another in your household. Additionally, if the other driver was at fault, and you were not contributorily negligent then the other driver may be liable for all damages including all medical care, as well as pain and suffering, etc. There are time limits so do not delay.

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