I was involved in an accident, I was driving a uHaul truck and rear-ended someone. I was at fault. I retained the extra coverage through uHaul, but am having problems getting my claim rolling. I was injured in the accident but have not been able to seek other medical attention other than the emergency room because I'm not getting any information. I also had property inside the truck that was damage, I have turned in all documents they have asked me for, including photos and keep being told the investigation is still open even for my personal items??? Makes no sense! I would really like to retain a lawyer in hopes that I will get answers and this matter settled in a timely manner. Is there a lawyer anywhere that will represent an at-fault-accident??? Cause everyone I've called said no!!
If you were at fault for the accident, you cannot recover for your injuries. You could collect medical payments possibly.The person you injured can recover against your insurance. Your insurance represents you.
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If you were at fault, what would you say in your complaint? Saying, "it was my fault, but I still want damages," would not work. I sorry, sir.
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The uhaul extra insurance policy only provides an extra $1,000 in medical payments coverage. If you have a higher limit for medical payments on your personal insurance be sure to make a claim for that. If you have health insurance, tell the providers that it was a car accident, but you were the at fault driver and they will bill your insurance. Those are the only options I see for you.
The insurance you purchased through U-haul will most likely provide you with a lawyer if you are sued because of the accident. You may also consider contacting your own auto insurance provider and put them on notice of the accident. If U-haul does not provide you with counsel, your insurance carrier will. You may have additional medical payments insurance through not only U-haul, but your own insurer. Most lawyers that represent the driver at fault for an accident are hired by the insurance company. You will have no luck getting a plaintiff/accident attorney to take a case in which you are at fault. They are normally paid based on what you recover in money damages. They receive a percentage of that. Since you have virtually no chance of recovering damages since you were at fault, you can understand how an attorney who gets paid on contingency would not want to accept your case.
I recommend you notify your automobile insurance company and seek the proper medical treatment. I wish you the best.
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