You should contact a personal injury attorney about this ASAP. The fact that you didn't have insurance (while not smart) will not change your rights to bring a claim against the trucking company. Good luck.
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The determination of fault, not insurance is what determines responsibility. That you did not have insurance makes it more difficult for you because you do not have personal injury protection (PIP) to cover your medical bills immediately and pay for your car loss. Hopefully you do have medical insurance that will cover the medical bills.
Gather as much information and document as much as possible to assist with your case. Take photographs of your car. Take photographs (outside without flash) of any injuries you have.
Nonetheless, you should consult and hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Trucking companies can be very aggressive and will do what they can to cut off your claim. You need an attorney to deal with them, so you can focus on getting well.
If the truck driver was at fault, the fact that you did not have insurance does not matter. You and your passenger should contact a qualified personal injury attoreny as soon as possible.
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