Allendale, MI asked in Insurance Defense for Michigan

Q: Hit by insurance less driver cartotaled Trying to sue but can’t find the lady now as it appears she moved. What do I do

My wife was hit from behind by an insurance less driver about 6 months ago. We decided to sue as my wives car was totaled. The person who hit us appears to have moved and after about 3 attempts to have her served we’ve had no luck. The total damages equal about 4K and we had to take out a loan for another vehicle because of it. What options do we have?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You need to talk with a civil attorney who deals with auto insurance. I'm not sure you have much recourse other than through "mini tort", which is limited to your deductible.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if this woman had no insurance and is now no where to be found....those signs tend to indicate someone with little to no money. Or, what some may call "judgment proof". You may find that you can sue her all you want, but collecting on that judgment will be a whole different story.

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