I'm sorry to hear about your son. If you have UM on your own insurance, a lawyer could go after that, as well as file a lawsuit against the driver.
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I am assuming from your answer that the young man was actually an excluded driver. You could still bring a claim under your own uninsured motorist coverage. It is also possible you could bring a claim against the mother negligent entrustment. I would assume your prior attorney already looked at these possibilities, but call around to local attorneys and get a second or third opinion.
I would try to talk with another lawyer. If unsuccessful then contact your insurance company and file an uninsured motorists claim.
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This is the kind of case my law firm handles routinely. You will want an attorney to weed through this mess. Call me, and I would be happy to discuss this case with you at no charge for the consult. 512-346-5688.
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If you have uninsured coverage on your vehicles, then you can make a claim for these benefits assuming your son is an "insured" under your policy. If your son had his own policy, then you need to find out if he had uninsured coverage and make a claim with his insurance company. You need to also see if you have PIP coverage and also make a claim for these benefits under any applicable policy. Please consult with an attorney who is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization about these issues. Thanks and have a great day.
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The driver may have had his own insurance. If not, you can file a UM/UIM claim against your own insurance, as well as a PIP claim or a Med Pay claim if you have coverage for these things. Ever policy in Texas automatically comes with UM/UIM and PIP unless these coverages are rejected in writing. If the insurance company cannot provide you with signed UM/UIM or PIP rejection forms, you automatically have these coverages. You may also sue the driver personally or you may have a claim against his mother for negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle if the facts support this cause of action. Personal injury law can be complex and you should immediately consult with a good local personal injury attorney in your area.
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