Should I sue a driver personally or will her insurance cover bills, etc. for injuries resulting from when she hit by son with her car?
Question Details: My son, who was riding his bike on the sidewalk, got hit by a vehicle coming out of an alley. He was scraped bloody and bruised from his knees to his head. It broke one of his adult teeth and knocked another one loose. The driver of the vehicle, instead o following proper accident procedures, dropped my son off at home, while there was no one else home, and left him there. The driver is a state registered nurse who took an oath and was trained to react under such circumstances. My son called me from a friend's house. He was taken to hospital and police reports were made. The driver never reported anything to her insurance or the police. She turned herself in to police the next morning but was not cited by police at that time. Reports and statements were turned over to the local prosecuting attorney. I filed a claim with the driver's insurance company. It has been 2 weeks business days since the accident but no word from the prosecutor or the insurance company. What do I do next?
If the at-fault party's insurance company does not respond, sue the at-fault party for negligence.
You will need to be appointed guardian ad litem to file a lawsuit on behalf of your son because he is a minor.
The criminal case is separate from the civil case.
If local authorities are sweeping the case under the rug, contact your state's attorney general.