When a car is stolen and hits another car, it creates more trouble for the victims than just being injured in a crash. In many cases, the driver of a stolen car is more likely to drive recklessly especially when avoiding the police. This puts others at risk, and because the car was stolen, it makes it more difficult for the victim to get compensation for their injuries.
Motorist Killed by Stolen Car in Spokane Valley
Police were chasing a man driving a stolen car Saturday night, June 6, 2020, around 9:30 p.m. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says that the accident happened when the stolen car ran through a parking lot and then ran a red light at a high rate of speed and struck another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle died at the scene.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was critically injured and was transported to a local hospital. He will be facing numerous charges.
Stolen Car Crashes
Often times, stolen car crashes produce serious injuries because the driver is likely to be speeding and attempting to flee the police. When this happens, the injuries they cause and the damage that ensues from a crash are greater and more serious.
To add to the troubles for the victim of the crash—or their family when the victim dies—there might not be any compensation from the at-fault driver. While there is no doubt as to who’s at fault, the trouble is that the driver likely has no money to pay for the damages.
Even if the driver is insured, any injuries caused while driving a stolen vehicle isn’t covered. This also means that if the owner of the stolen car has insurance, their policy only covers the acts of someone lawfully driving the car and not a driver who is stealing the car.
At Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., we’ve represented victims of a stolen car crash and have helped them get compensation. Even though coverage isn’t available from the usual sources, we will leave no rock unturned looking for ways to compensate the victim. For example, since the driver’s and the car owner’s insurance companies won’t cover the damages, if the victim has their own policy that has an uninsured and underinsured provision, this can cover some of the losses of the victim or the family if the victim dies.
This is because the UM/UIM insurance provision covers the person so long as the injuries happened in a car accident, and there was no insurance or too little insurance. We will work hard to find you the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Contact a Spokane Car Accident Lawyer.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. If our Spokane Car Accident Lawyers represent you for your accident case, you have our assurance that we will use our absolute best efforts to win your case. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest.