If I was in an accident a little over a month ago, do I have any rights?

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If I was in an accident a little over a month ago, do I have any rights?

The other driver did not have proper insurance on her vehicle. I was in the process of purchasing the vehicle I was driving from my husband’s boss. The truck was to remain in his boss’s name and under his insurance until we fully paid. Therefore his boss had to file it on his insurance and we kind of got pushed out of the loop. I was injured and went to hospital and was told I had neck and back strains.

Asked on January 18, 2012 under Accident Law, North Carolina

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the vehicle that you were driving technically was yours where you were paying it off over time but the former owner who was still on title had a policy of insurance for it in place at the time of the accident pending your pay off, technically the former owner of the vehicle should provide you with the insurance proceeds to ge the vehicle fixed and any extra monies arising out of the accident and you would then continue to pay off what is owed on the car.

As to the medical expenses, possibly the former owner's insurance policy could pay the expenses, or the other driver's if the other driver was at fault, or some insurance policy that you may have in place.


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