Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Iowa

Q: So I was in a hit and run accident, where the person that hit me and fled the scene didn’t have insurance and I did.

My insurance company was still pursuing him, but he is now on his way to prison for a long time . How do I still get paid ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Look into the UM (Uninsured Motorist) provisions of your insurance policy. These coverages are supposed to offer protection in this type of accident. Consider trying to set up a free initial consult with an Iowa attorney to discuss your rights with your carrier, the decision to move forward with an attorney, and the timelines within which you must take action to preserve your legal rights. Good luck

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