I was involved in a hit and run accident, can I recover for my damages?

Under Georgia’s uninsured motorist statute, there must be physical contact between the vehicles unless the evidence is corroborated by an eyewitness to the pedestrian or car accident other than the claimant. Under this interesting rule, the Plaintiff cannot allege a phantom vehicle caused an accident where there was no impact with the phantom vehicle, unless there is an independent eye witness. The purpose of the rule is to eliminate “he said/”phantom said” uninsured motorist cases where there is no evidence beyond the word of the victim.

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