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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

I was hit and injured by a hit and run driver and I do not have any way of knowing their identity. Is it possible that I still have a case?

So long as you have a valid insurance policy on your vehicle, your UM coverage should protect you. This is because the unknown vehicle is considered an uninsured vehicle. If you are unable to settle the case with your own insurance company, a lawsuit would be initiated by you against ‘John Doe’, and you would be required to serve your own insurance company with the lawsuit. One important piece of information on John Doe cases : In Virginia, your vehicle does not even have to be impacted or hit in order to recover from your own insurance company. If you can prove that you were run off the road or illegally forced into some barrier or other vehicle by the John Doe driver, then you may be able to recover under the uninsured motorist provisions of your policy. Such is not the case in North Carolina. In North Carolina, you must prove that there was contact between your vehicle and John Doe’s vehicle.

Virginia Beach Office

5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
(by appointment only)
507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.