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14.07.04.00.htm 14.07.04.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 07 MARYLAND AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE FUND Chapter 04 Uninsured Persons' Claims for Compensation from the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund Authority: Article 48A, §243H(b) (d) Annotated Code of Maryland
14.07.04.01.htm 14.07.04.01. 01 Authority.. These regulations are promulgated by the Executive Director of the Fund pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Director under Article 48A, §243H(b) and (d) Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.07.04.02.htm 14.07.04.02. 02 Purpose.. A. The purpose of these regulations is to let a qualified claimant know how to file a claim in order to receive compensation for bodily injuries or property damages from the Fund if the claimant has been injured by a negligent uninsured owner or operator in an accident on or after July 1, 1987.B. To be eligible to claim against the Fund, the claimant may not have been covered on the accident date by any automobile liability insurance, either personally or by an imme
14.07.04.03.htm 14.07.04.03. 03 Definitions.. A. As used in these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Accident" means any occurrence arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle in this State which results in damage to any property, or injury or death to any person.2) "Claimant" means any qualified person making claim for damages for personal injury or death, or damage to property in excess of $100, by reason of the negligent conduct of
14.07.04.04.htm 14.07.04.04. 04 Filing a Notice of Claim.. A. There is no longer a notice of intention to make a claim allowed by law, only the Notice of Claim as provided for in these regulations and in Article 48A, §243H(d) Annotated Code of Maryland. A claimant may, however, file an Initial Notice of Claim, on postcard form prepared by the Fund, while verifying whether the claim is covered under Article 48A, §243H, Annotated Code of Maryland. An acknowledgement of the postcard may not be given and a c
14.07.04.05.htm 14.07.04.05. 05 Settlement of Claims Involving a Disappearing Motorist or Unidentified Motorist.. A. It is the policy of the Fund to settle uninsured persons' claims as promptly as possible once the Notice of Claim is completed and filed with all appropriate documents, and without court involvement whenever possible. However, in some cases a claimant may be required to file suit. The Fund has the right to deny any claim, in whole or in part, in accordance with applicabB. Whenever a disappearin
14.07.04.06.htm 14.07.04.06. 06 Settlement of Claims Involving Known Uninsured Motorists.. A. When the Fund has received a Notice of Claim, it shall attempt to contact the uninsured owner or operator, or both, to investigate the liability and damages on the part of the uninsured. It shall also negotiate with claimants to compensate them promptly, fairly, and equitably.B. If a claimant does not arrive at an agreed settlement with the Fund, the Fund shall notify the claimant in writing that th
14.07.04.9999.htm 14.07.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1977 (4:24 Md. R. 1850). Regulations .01―06, Settlement of Uninsured Motorists' Claims Without Court Approval, repealed effective May 2, 1988 (15:9 Md. R. 1112) ―Regulations .01―06, Uninsured Persons' Claims for Compensation from the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, adopted effective May 2, 1988 (15:9 Md. R. 1112)
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