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Do I have a claim if I was forced off the road while riding my motorcycle?
If you’re forced off the road in Idaho, do you have a claim? The question boils down to a couple of additional questions to ask. If you’re forced off the road by another driver and that driver flees the scene so you never know who that was, then the question will be whether or not there was actual physical contact made between your motorcycle or you and the person who forced you off the road. Probably sounds pretty odd but most of the motor vehicle insurance policies out there that extend coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage benefits require that there be physical contact for the uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits are triggered. That question will be presented directly.
This, of course, is on the assumption that you don’t know who it is that forced you off the road. If you were forced off the road and you know who it is, you have the perfect right to make claim against them for their negligence and forcing you off the road. Yes, you would have a claim against them if you know who they are. The insurance policies that address motor vehicles have this quirk of often requiring physical contact before they would trigger your own policy for uninsured motorist benefits or underinsured motorist benefits. There has to be physical contact. Bear in mind, if you don’t know who the other driver is, then you effectively have an uninsured motorist situation. Your insurance policy is probably going to say that there’s a requirement of physical contact.
Now, that question could be dealt with but it’s a delicate matter. It requires somebody with significant legal experience in order to pursue it against an insurance company. If you have such a claim, our firm has been doing this type of personal injury work for more than 50 years. If you have such a claim, please feel free to call us any time at all. Call any of the lawyers in my firm because we all are effectively pursuing the same common goal and do the same type of work.
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