How do we punish uninsured motorist who cause an accident resulting in injury or death ?
I was struck on my motorcycle by an unisured motorist that ran a stop sign, breaking a total of 9 bones, I've had 4 operations and I still have 1 more to go. My bills have hit over $ 300,000 the woman that hit me got less than a $1000 in fines and is already driving again. I think it should be a $ 2000 dollar fine and they lose their auto to be sold at auction and drivers license for a year. The fine and money gained from the sale of their car should go into a fund to pay the victim's. Once they are hit with a fine and loss of their car and license maybe they will think twice about getting behind the wheel and not having insurance. Because let's face it, if you can't afford insurance you cant afford to drive.
Asked By: critter - 1/25/2007
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Your ultimate recourse is via the court... More
Answered By: ca_surveyor - 1/25/2007
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You take them to court and sue them. Typically they haven't much net worth, but so it goes. If they work you can garnish their wages for the rest of their lives. Or of course they just go back to mexico.
Answered By: Dane - 1/25/2007
this is only in most states but ....You can still sue her for any amount over what your insurances has paid for...If she doesn't pay you can get a lien put against her license, any property etc and she cannot sell the items or renew her license until you are paid... More
Answered By: teris - 1/25/2007
Here in the southwest, it is an unfortunate truth that the majority of uninsured drivers are illegal aliens, and, if they are caught before they run away from the accident scene, they are usually simply deported back to Mexico (a free bus ride, courtesy of the U.S. government), then they come back in and use a... More
Answered By: 310Pilot - 1/25/2007
I agree with you that it's unfair there are those that break the law. Since she was at fault in the accident, once you have your total outlay both medical and having your motorcycle fixed, you can bill her for that amount and she does have both a legal and moral obligation to pay you for your losses. You can place a... More
Answered By: oklatom - 1/25/2007
Oh my gosh, this totally happened to me March 2006. I was hit by a pick-up truck containing 3 Hispanics. One jumped out an ran an the other took off. It just so happened that my cousin was near the intersection and ran to chase them. They pulled into a mobile home park and then fled on foot before the police could... More
Answered By: kiaunamaha - 1/25/2007
In my town, many of them are not in the country legally to begin with. They get a court date, bond out of jail and they are gone with the wind the next day. I have never heard of anyone losing their tags and the cops often wink at the offence.
Answered By: bluff_michael - 1/27/2007
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