Q: Car rear ended me on the highway pushing my car into another vehicle. Car that hit me, drove off and can’t be found.
My car is totaled. Car that I hit has minimal damage. Car that hit me and caused me to hit car in front of me drove away and license plate number I had doesn’t match vehicle description. Any way to avoid being at fault for hitting the car in front of me? I was not cited. This happened on the highway. Traffic was stopped when I was hit.
A: Based on your post, it does not indicate that you are fault. I would discuss this with your insurance company. Additionally, I hope that you have UM coverage.
A: I am sorry you had this experience. When you are struck from behind and pushed into the car in front of you, you are generally not at fault. Assuming you have full coverage, you should go through your own carrier. If the people in the car in front try to bring a claim against you, then your insurer will defend you. If you have collision coverage or uninsured property damage, your carrier should pay for your total loss. If you have an injury and have uninsured motorist coverage, you should immediately consult with a personal injury lawyer (most, like me, don't charge any fee unless we make a recovery for you). I am also available to discuss this with you at no cost if you have more detailed questions. Good luck!
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