What happens if a 18 wheeler hits you and the insurance company files bankruptcy
5 attorney answers
If the insurance company filed bankruptcy, there are remedies for your claim. If the trucking company filed bankruptcy, likewise, there are remedies, and their bankruptcy won't abrogate the insurance coverage they should have had, but may affect your ability to go after the company assets if there isn't enough insurance. Bottom line, you need counsel to talk you and walk you through this, the sooner the better. I'd consult and retain a good personal injury/auto accident lawyer and you can find many on here.
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Just because the company filed for bankruptcy does not mean it did not have liability insurance that was in force at the time of the accident.
Your best bet to obtain the maximum injury settlement amount in this case is to consult immediately with an attorney in your area to obtain a more specific answer and get all of your legal options before deciding what to do and then also complete all medical treatment necessary for any injuries you received. The attorney will also investigate any liability issue and check for all available coverages to ensure you have the maximum amount of coverages available to you. You may have some coverages on your own auto policy as well that can assist you. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page for the 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.
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Get an attorney. Need to make a claim in bankruptcy plus sometimes there are other remedies available.
The advice given here is general in nature and does not create an attorney client relationship. I am not your attorney. I am licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, and federally in the E. Dist of KY, W. Dist of KY, Southern District of OH, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. All answers are for information purposes only. You should consult counsel in your area to handle any legal matters raised in this forum. Kentucky law does not certify specialties in the practice of law. This is an Advertisement.
I agree with the above attorney's answer. Speak with a lawyer about your claim. Check with your own uninsured motorist coverage. Speak with bankruptcy trustee maybe to see how your claim will be effected? This answer is not intended as legal advice. The above is just ideas and general answers.
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If you were injured, you need to seek immediate medical treatment and then hire an attorney. Your attorney will work with you to pursue claims you have against the trucking company and, if there is no insurance, your own uninsured motorist coverage.
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