My boyfriend got into a car accident the day I added him to my insurance policy but it didn't take effect till a day after so technically he wasn't insured. The accident resulted in 4 car with 3 people injured including him with head injury. Witnesses states it wasn't his fault cause a truck jumped into his lane and tried to cut him off and he moved to another lane to avoid the truck but the truck cut him off again and my bf switched to another lane again and lost control of his car causing 4 car collision with injury to 2 other people. The truck driver took off because he wasn't hit even though he caused the accident. In the state of VA I believe if a car does not come in contact with you and you hit someone else you are liable. What should my bf do? call attorney, which kind?
Family Law Attorney
You need a personal injury attorney. If your boyfriend was driving and was at fault, you can try to turn it over to insurance. If he was not at fault, you can generally pursue a claim regardless of insurance status -- lack of insurance generally just limits the types and amount of damage you can recover. Best of luck.
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Your boyfriend should consult with a personal injury attorney. Generally, personal injury attorneys offer free consultations.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Have him contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP. Best of luck.
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Was your b f cited for the accifent? If he was he may need a criminal defense atty as well.
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
First insurance should still cover the accident since he was driving with your permission. Submit it to your carrier and ask that they appoint a defense. Your boyfriend might need a personal injury attorney, and if the carrier does not provide coverage, you will need an insurance attorney.
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