What to do if someone hit my car, accepted fault, gave phone number but then went away?

Later on the phone, they said “go to hell”. I call my insurance company and it tried calling him to fetch his insurance information; he didn’t respond. My insurer is trying to fetch the same info from the state based on tag ID. My car is still damaged and it has already been months. How long this will go? What are my options?

Asked on September 14, 2013 under Accident Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Other than waiting for your insurance to get the information, the only option you have is if you have uninsured motorist coverage, put in a claim under that to get your car repaired, and let your insurance go after the at-fault driver and his insurance for subrogation or reimbursement.  Of course, your premiums may be increased.

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Other than waiting for your insurance to get the information, the only option you have is if you have uninsured motorist coverage, put in a claim under that to get your car repaired, and let your insurance go after the at-fault driver and his insurance for subrogation or reimbursement.  Of course, your premiums may be increased.


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