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What to Do if the Court Hasn’t Contacted You in Regards to An Accident

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courtroom 300x199 What to Do if the Court Hasnt Contacted You in Regards to An AccidentPersonal injury attorney, Mike Schafer of The Schafer Law Office, answers a question about what to do if the court is supposed to contact you but still hasn’t in regards to an accident you were in.

Question: I was hit from behind at a stoplight. The young lady that hit me came to the car. The ambulance ended up coming, and she sat with me in the car until they pulled me out of the car and took me to the hospital. She was in the hospital, and they arrested her for not having a driver’s license or insurance.
I went to court with her, and she never showed. The people who take care of that at the court said they would make sure my insurance company got $500.00. I was supposed to return back to court according to the lady in the court office, but no one ever contacted me.

Answer: More than likely, the reason you haven’t been contacted is that the individual who hit you had a warrant out for her arrest due to not showing up in court. It’s called a bench warrant. When she is picked up on this bench warrant, the court will notify you by a subpoena or a summons that will come in the mail, and they will give you a new court date. Once that is ordered, restitution will be part of that to pay back your insurance company. For the time being, the only thing you can do is sit around and wait for the courts to track her down.

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