Q: I was in a hit and run accident last week I have the driver tag number and a photo of the driver from the security
I have contacted my insurance company the police was called I have been to the ER several time because I’m 3 months pregnant and they said because of me being pregnant there’s not much they can do I have missed days from work cause I’m in pain and I’m with out a car because I have a 2000 deductible that I can’t pay at this time I just need to know what to do
A: There may still be treatments that you can do for your injuries. However as with all cases time is of the essence. If you would like to speak with us privately please feel free to contact us for free consultation.
Good morning. I'm sorry to hear what you are going through. It sounds like you have several issues to address: Injuries, Lost Wages, and Property Damage to your vehicle. As far as your injuries are concerned, your PIP coverage will pay a portion of your medical bills up to a certain limit depending on a variety of factors including when you sought treatment. Your PIP coverage may also reimburse you for 60% of your lost wages.
You mention you have the tag number of the vehicle that hit you. Have you turned this over to the investigating police officer? If not, I would highly recommend that you do. The police should be able to track down the owner/driver of the vehicle that fled the scene.
Do you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage through policy of auto insurance? If so, you could make a claim through the portion of your policy to compensate you for bodily injury and any medical expenses and wages that were not covered under your PIP coverage.
While your PIP coverage would be primary to cover your medical expenses related to this accident, if you have health insurance, they would provide secondary coverage.
I would be happy to discuss these issues and any other in more detail at your convenience.
All the best,
A: I agree with Mr. Hollander. As you are writing from Miami, you need to see a South Florida attorney ASAP - in person. There is no need to look for advice on-line, as you will get a free consultation. Most, if not all, of the issues you raise will be figured out at the consultation, and the attorney may want to refer you to a medical provider the attorney works with in these types of cases.
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