i was rear ended on the highway, called the police. they made a report which i got. now the person who was driving someone else car and cause the accident is giving me a run around to pay. just promises and no results
Stop being so accommodating and start going thru the insurance. If they won’t givr you the info, go they your insurance. They will then go after the after fault.
Advise your insurance company
If not satisfied depending on amount you may be able to go to small claims
Laws vary by State but as a general rule the best way to force this issue is to sue them and have a Judge order payment.
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Sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds from your question that you are wanting the driver of the other car to pay personally. However, you should be making a claim through the applicable insurance. That is why drivers pay premiums to be insured and why the state requires drivers to have insurance. When I hear that you were rear-ended on the highway, I wonder if you might have been hurt? If so, you should definitely get medical treatment and seek a free consultation with a personal injury attorney, who can also help you get your property damage issues resolved.
If the other party is not cooperating and reporting the accident to his insurance company, you have two options in most cases:
1. Let your insurance company handle your damages under your collision coverage, pay your deductible, and let them go after the other person and/or his insurance company. This is why you pay insurance premiums. The other insurance company has a right to deny coverage to the other person if he or she is not cooperating in the investigation and settlement of the accident, as each and every insurance policy has a non-cooperation clause allowing the insurance company under the terms of the insurance contract to deny coverage.
2. You can file a lawsuit against the other party. This may get the other person moving and force him to report the accident to his insurance company. If the insurance company is denying coverage, though, and the person you are suing has no attachable assets, you may be left with a judgment but no way of collecting on it.
However, having said that, if you were injured in the accident, your best bet is to consult with an attorney in your area to obtain a more specific answer and get all of your legal options before deciding what to do. The attorney will also investigate all available coverages to ensure you have the maximum amount of coverages available to you. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page for names of attorneys in your area. Most offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything up front. Good luck!
Contact the insurance company for the vehicle that hit you and report the claim.
The insurance company will give you the run around as long you take it,
it's part of the standard operating procedure - DELAY, MAKE DIFFICULT and DENY,
My advice would be to contact your own insurance company and file it on your policy. You won't have to put up with the other insurance BS. You can get your car repaired now. Your deductible will be withheld, but your insurance will most likely get that back for you in next few months.
More importantly than your car is YOU. Do NOT delay medical attention, even if you "think" you're OK. Any delay WILL be used against you. Bottom line: Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not paying claims, Anything they can use against you, ie delay in treatment, will be used.
Do not sign anything or make any statements until you have consultated an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. Most trial attorneys, including myself, will consult with you to evaluate your case & the merits at NO charge.
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