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My car was hit...

My car was hit from behind by a truck and I was told that I am not eligible for any claims as there was no reason for me to have stopped when a car was changing lanes in a sudden. Please advise.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Victoria

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I contacted the owner of the trucking company who passed it on through his broker and to the NTI Insurance company who advised me that I am not eligible for a claim

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I am a Refrigeration Technican and my van is important for my work

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

as the truck hit you from behind, you will not be liable for the damage

in your case the truck failed to maintain a proper distance.

your insurer will be able to raise the approproiate claim against the truck

if you do not have insurance you will be able to raise a civil claim to have your vehcile repaired

was your vehcile insured ?

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