Posted on February 12, 2018
Early this morning in Scranton, PA, an accident happened at the intersection of Route 307 and Snook Street near Lake Scranton. The car involved in the crash was determined to be stolen by Angelo Matlock, 32, of Scranton. Unfortunately, he died when the car ran off the road, rolled down a private drive, and flipped after hitting some trees. A 25-year-old friend Daquan Johnson was also in the car at the time. He took off from the scene but was later captured by police.
If you are injured in an accident involving a stolen car, you may have a legal claim. If somebody is trying to get away in a stolen vehicle and hits you while doing so, they could be responsible for the resulting injury damages that come out of your accident. However, because many times somebody in a stolen vehicle will be more inclined to drive away from the scene or not be able to pay for your injuries, you may find that your own car insurance will have to step in and compensate you for your injuries.
In most cases, this creates many questions: Which party should pay for the damages – your own insurance policy or the policy that covers the stolen car or the thief’s insurance? This depends on how the policies are written in your case. If you have uninsured motorist insurance, this insurance will provide money when you are injured and somebody does not have any insurance coverage.
In any case, if you have been injured by another driver, you may be able to make a legal claim for damages. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we can help you in your time of need. Call us today for more information on how we can help you at 888-208-1810.