Woman was involved hit and run accident. She was able to capture the license plate of the mans car as it drove off. That mans insurance company denied the claim because the man stated "he was never at the scene" (of course he would say that, he tried to speed off) . The woman tried to pursue her uninsured motorist coverage because it was a hit and run but they too denied her claim because the insurance of the other driver was identified so therefore wouldn't fall under uninsured. Wouldnt' it have been better if the woman had gotten hit and just let the driver speed off without finding him. Because now shes at a loss because she found that guy but he denied being there. How would she handle this situation?
Would have, could have. You need an attorney to deal with these two knucklehead insurers. Good luck.
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Did the woman file a police report about the hit and run and then update the report after locating the driver? She needs to retin counsel to purseu this matter on her behalf.
The woman needs to hire an attorney to represent her. Just because an insurance company denies liability doesn't prevent the woman from suing the man who hit her in order to go after his liability coverage. At a trial, the fact-finder will determine whether the man is liable or not.
You need to contact a personal injury attorney. We are listed under find a lawyer which you can click on above. If there was contact then there should be identifiable evidence to show that the other driver's cart was there. Your attorney can help you collect that evidence.
Hopefully the police were involved and wrote a report and indicated whether the car was reported stolen or not before the wreck. If the owner of the at-fault car did not report it stolen, then the owner's insurance may still be held responsible even if he was not driving. The woman should hire an attorney who can cut through the insurance companies' song and dance routines by filing suit, taking depositions, and getting to the bottom of what really happened. And if the vehicle was stolen, the the woman's insurance would cover the loss. If someone else is determined to have driven the car with the owner's permission (which can be implied), then the other car's insurance would cover the loss.
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