Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky

Q: My wife was in an auto accident the person at fault provided police with false documentation and was uninsured

Insurance agencies said there was nothing they could do what do we do now

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Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX

A: You might be able to make a claim with your own insurance company and hire a personal injury attorney to assist you.

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Princeton, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Assuming you wife sustained injuries, you need to look at her auto insurance policy, and yours, and see if either of you had uninsured motorist coverage at the time of the collision.

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Check your policy for uninsured motorist coverage. You should also be persistent in contacting the police to catch the driver at fault. This person can be prosecuted for providing false information, and may be required to pay restitution. The vehicle Vin can disclose ownership of the vehicle. Contact a lawyer to discuss your options.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Go to your county attorney and take a criminal complaint against the driver for no insurance

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

A: Several things: follow up with the police; they will cite the driver for no insurance and that driver could lose their license so they may show the real insurance, if they have it.

Second, check the police report to see if owner and driver are different. Ask police to contact both on #1.

2(a) If you have collision, run it through that and let them chase the person

Third: you send them a letter asking them to confirm that they have no insurance and ask them to pay the cost of repairs or the vehicle

4) report them to your state's DMV for being in a crash and not having insurance

5) if you are injured, your uninsured motorist may cover you--contact a member of the Ky. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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