What can I do about my car?
Question Details: A driver with no insurance caused side scrape damage, as well as damage to my car. The car was able to leave the scene with no insurance, however I only had liability. I had to leave the scence by ambulance because of pregnancy problems. My other 2 kids were in the car as well but they suffered no injuries; they were just more of traumatized. What can I do about this situation?
If you know or can find out the name and address of the driver who hit you, yoiu can sue her for the car damage, for any out of pocket ambulence or medical costs, and for other provable, quantifiable costs or expenses. You can't sue for your children being traumatized while uninjured; in accident cases (as opposed to assault or other deliberate attempts to attack or terrify a person) there is no compensaton for emotional trauma without injury.
But the question is: is it worth suing? A driver without insurance may not have money--generally, if people lack insurance, it's because they can't afford it or have nothing worth insuring (e.g. they don't care if they are sued, since there is nothing to get from them). You could sue her, win in court, and still be unable to collect or receive any compensation.