CAR ACCIDENT WITH STOLEN CAR IN MINNEAPOLIS – WHO PAYS FOR DAMAGE? LAWYER ANSWERS
WCCO news recently reported that the police in Minneapolis are searching for two male suspects after a chase of an allegedly stolen vehicle led to a crash in south Minneapolis. According to police, around 2:45 a.m. officers spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of Hiawatha Avenue and Lake Street. A pursuit began, during which a Metro Transit bus hit the stolen vehicle. Another car was also hit during this time.
The stolen vehicle ended up crashing at Nicollet Avenue and 35th Street, landing upside down on someone’s front lawn. Three people were in the car. A female was taken into custody while two males fled on foot.
The driver of the bus and the driver of the car suffered minor injuries after being hit by the stolen car.
Our attorneys have represented many people in a Minneapolis Car Accident including a few caused by the driver of a stolen vehicle. The worst part is that there is often no insurance for the damage caused by the stolen vehicle. This is obviously a very frustrating situation for the victim, but the victim does have some rights. First, if you are hit by a stolen car and your car is damaged, your auto insurance will pay for the repair or replacement costs if you have collision coverage. Also, if you were injured in the car crash or even as a pedestrian, your auto insurance will pay your medical bills and lost wages up to a certain point. Plus you may be entitled to additional compensation through your uninsured motorist coverage, which is part of every auto insurance policy in Minnesota.
If you are in a car accident with a stolen car in Minneapolis or anywhere in Minnesota, please call us and speak with an attorney about your rights. The consultation is free and we never charge anything unless you are compensated for your injuries.