There’s nothing worse than an accident that can occur at any time. An accident can leave you with lost wages, injuries, or property damages. Unfortunately, some accidents can end up causing fatalities. As a responsible driver, you follow the rules of the road and have the proper insurance coverage, but what do you do if you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist? This guide discusses your rights if you’re involved in an accident with a driver without the proper insurance coverage.
Involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist? Here are the facts
Nearly every state in the U.S. requires car insurance. However, there are still drivers that run the risk of driving uninsured. When you come face-to-face with one of these motorists, you may feel like you’re at a loss and you’re in jeopardy if they can’t afford to pay for your injuries.
That’s why it’s always wise to cover uninsured motorist coverage for your vehicle. An uninsured/underinsured motorist doesn’t have to threaten your livelihood. Uninsured coverage will pay for your injuries, lost wages, and property damage. You may also be entitled to damages in the form of past and future physical pain, impairment and mental anguish. In many cases, your insurance company will offer you a low settlement or deny your claim.
Knowing the terms of your uninsured motorist coverage is the key to winning your claim.
Don’t try to fight the insurance company on your own and receive a low ball settlement offer. Please call a Houston car accident attorney at Wyly & Cook PLLC for more details on an accident involving an uninsured motorist.