Long story short we rented a vehicle and didn’t purchase the insurance with it. We also were not asked to provide insurance of our own since we denied. We were involved In a hit-and-run accident. With us being the victim in the accident. This was February 2017 this year they served us and have been proceeding for a civil case. We were given a court date of 12/16/19 But we missed the court date. When I went through the county clerk to look at the case I’ve noticed it’s marked closed and a letter has been sent to us, the man who hit us, and the plaintiffs attorney’s office. We all are receiving letters saying that “It is here by the Clared that this causes be “dismissed for want of prosecution”. What does this mean? The title of the letter says order of dismissal. Does this mean it will no longer be civil and now become a criminal suit? Or does this mean that the case is all around dismissed. Or something else I can’t think of lol. Thank you all for your help in advance!
Great news for defendants- plaintiffs failed to timely prosecute their case and the court dismissed it with finality. Any refilling would be subject to a defense called res judicata. If you rent cars again, get a rental car rider on your auto insurAnce. Normally DefendAnts missing trial means they lose.
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