What happens if I am hit by an uninsured driver?

If you are involved in an automobile accident caused by an uninsured driver this does not mean that you won't be able to recover for your injuries and damage to your vehicle.

Your own insurance policy likely contains uninsured motorist coverage. This insurance is designed to apply in cases where you are involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver. Your insurance company will then step into the place of what should be the insurance company for the at fault driver. You should know though that just because it is your insurance company does not mean that it will be any easier to settle your claim for a fair amount.

Another potential source of recover will be from the personal assets of the driver themselves - or in certain cases the owner of the vehicle. If the at fault driver has a house, property or even a pending legal claim (like to an estate) it may be possible to obtain compensation for your injury directly from them.

It is important that if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver that you act as quickly as possible. There may be time limits shorter than the normal statute of limitations which will impact your right to collect.

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is a Lexington SC Personal Injury Law Firm representing those who are seeking compensation for an injury, death or disability claim. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with an injury law attorney in our Lexington office please call us 24 hours a day at 1-803-932-6117.
Categories: Auto Accident
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