There are times that a person may become injured in an auto accident by a vehicle that was not there when all of the dust had settled. This could have been a hit-and-run accident or it could have been an accident that was caused by a third-party who did not stay around.
A phantom vehicle is used by personal injury lawyers and in the insurance business that describes another vehicle that is no longer present or identified. The good news is that most uninsured motorist insurance policies do cover their clients who have been injured as a result of the phantom vehicle. Many of these policies do have certain restrictions and protocols on how you have to make that claim or in how the claim is pursued. It is imperative that you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately after being involved in an accident where one of the vehicles is unaccounted for.