Green Bay, WI asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Wisconsin

Q: What happens if a biker is hit by a car, but the car drives off? Is there any potential legal remedy?

2 Lawyer Answers
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be a fund established in the State of Wisconsin for victims of a crime.

Frank Pasternak
Frank Pasternak
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If the car driver was negligent then there would be a potential legal remedy against that driver. If the driver is unknown, uninsured car insurance policies in Wisconsin have specific requirements for what are called "phantom vehicles." Read your policy carefully immediately or find immediate representation as those requirements are critical to having coverage!

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