What to do about travel expenses after an out-of-state accident?

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What to do about travel expenses after an out-of-state accident?

While on vacation in KS my wife and I were struck and run off the interstate by a full size red pickup. The driver of the red truck ran off the road, got there vehicle under control and kept going, according to witnesses. My wife was air lifted to a hospital with multiple injuries and is currently in ICU. I have no way to get me or her home, when needed and my insurance does not provide for this. I recieved a fair quote for the amount of my vehicle, as it is totaled but what about the rest of my expenses, i.e. motel, meals, work. I’m not leaving her here.

Asked on September 9, 2011 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Your insurance should be covering this. First and foremost, contact the Kansas police and get them to begin searching for this truck - - even a partial plate or description of this truck that has much damage will be helpful. Get the news involved and have them plaster something on the news. Then, contact your insurance company again and explain that they are required to provide you help, otherwise they risk being held liable for bad faith coverage. Get someone to help you locate a personal injury or insurance litigation attorney in your home state for now. Contact your state's department of insurance, and immediately file a complaint to see if anything can be done. In the interim, you will have to pay for these until such time as your insurance company agrees to pay and/or you find the other driver.


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