Getting hit by an uninsured motorist...they seem to have more rights and protection then those of us who have insurance.
My son got hit from behind from an uninsured motorist in Florida
; my son was not carrying "uninsured motorist coverage" insurance.
In Florida, you have to have insurance. Driver is supposed to be arrested on the spot, and the car impounded. For whatever reason, this did not happen, and my son did not know at that time that he had a right to insist. We now know that the police officer was actually cutting that other driver a huge break, but my son suffered.
Long story short, we have no idea what happened to her, but my son was out of pocket almost 5 grand to repair his car.
An uninsured motorist (in Florida) is supposed to have an automatic suspension of their drivers license for 20 years, or until they satisfy the amount of the accident. Problem is, it costs the person who was hit to levy the lean against them, and then to periodically check their status to see if they are still driving, working, or able to settle. Who has that time and money?