What happens if the other driver is uninsured in a car accident?
If you’re involved in a car accident, it can be very traumatic regardless of the severity or whether anyone was injured as a result. But, what happens if you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured driver? According to the California Department of Transportation, it’s estimated that approximately one in every seven drivers has no insurance.
After seeking medical help for anyone who has been injured, one of the first things you need to do after the accident is to call that police. This is especially important if you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured driver because having the police report is evidence to be used in an insurance claim.
Try to get as much relevant information from the other party including his or her name, address, driver’s license, and information about the vehicle such as the make, model, color, and license number. If there are any witnesses to the accident, make sure you get their contact information as well. Take photos of the accident scene and the damage to the vehicles if possible.
Call your insurance company immediately if the other driver is uninsured. If you have uninsured motorist coverage as part of your policy, this affords you with extra coverage in situations such as this. However, even if you have this type of coverage, you insurer may not agree to cover your claims. Contacting an attorney that is experienced in handling these types of cases ensures that your interests are protected.
If you’re looking for a PI attorney in the Los Angeles area, Gregory Yates should be at the top of your list. He is very experienced when it comes to handling car accident legal claims and will make sure that you receive the maximum compensation for any injuries, property damage, or other losses you’ve suffered due to the crash.
Your still have medical bills
Uninsured motorist coverage typically covers medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering for insured drivers that are involved in car accidents with uninsured drivers. However, keep in mind that you’ll be making the claim with your insurer’s adjuster as well as negotiating a settlement.
If you don’t have that type of coverage, you may want to bring a lawsuit against the uninsured driver who was at fault for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering before using your own health insurance, medical payments coverage, or collision coverage
Whatever the case may be, Gregory Yates has extensive experience when it come to evaluating car accident injury claims and negotiating fair settlements for his clients with insurance companies.
Hiring the right attorney
Gregory Yates, personal injury attorney serving Los Angeles, California, is dedicated to maximizing your compensation if you’ve been involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist. If you’ve suffered serious injuries, you need the services of a serious motor vehicle accident attorney.
Contact the law firm of Gregory A. Yates for a free initial consultation.