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I was injured while driving my mothers car. The person who hit me was uninsured. I don't live with my mom, but will her UM apply

Brunswick, GA |

Will her UM apply to me, if we don't live together?

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The answer depends on whether you drove the car with permission and if the policy language covers just the driver or permissive users. To answer that I'd have to see your policy.

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It might. The only way to know is to read the policy and see who it covers, and for what. There may also be legal decisions ("case law") that controls how the language in the insurance policy should be interpreted.

That's not legal advice as I don't hold Georgia licensure. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds Georgia licensure.

Good luck.

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Assuming that you were driving your mother's car with her permission, you are an insured under her policy and the UM coverage will apply and benefit you.

The accident should be reported to your mother's carrier. If you have been injured, I suggest that you contact a personal injury attorney before providing any type of statement to your mother's carrier.

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Get a VA lawyer for specific legal info for general advise see below.

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