Who is liable when a car is stolen and the driver subsequently causes a collision and causes injuries or death? It is unlikely that the thief driving the car has any personal car insurance or assets. So, how would an injured individual or family be compensated after the accident for medical treatments and any other related expenses like pain and suffering, lost wages, or personal losses after such a collision? This is where uninsured motorist coverage comes in.
An Aug. 9 accident on I-79 North in West Virginia involving a black Toyota Corolla and a tractor-trailer caused two women and minor to suffer injuries. According to emergency dispatchers, the afternoon collision in Kanawha County closed all lanes near the Mile 3 marker for approximately four hours.