It can feel frustrating when an uninsured motorist leaves you shouldering financial responsibility for an accident. You could be left with significant damages and no way to recover them. You might wonder whether you have any legal options. Are you entitled to compensation? Will you have to pay for your own medical bills and other damages?
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, our team of knowledgeable uninsured motorist lawyers can help you get the compensation and justice you need, and we can explain the legal options available to you. When you choose to work with us, you have a team dedicated to your success.
We can help you navigate the legal challenges ahead. Our team will work tirelessly to get you the financial settlement you may be entitled to receive. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation free consultation. Call 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online contact form.
Who Is Liable in an Uninsured Motorist Accident?
You are not alone if you have been in a car accident with an uninsured driver. Uninsured motorist accidents are more common than you might think. In 2019, 1 in 8 drivers had no insurance, according to a report from the Insurance Research Council.
After an accident with an uninsured driver, you could be facing extensive property damage and many medical expenses. This sudden financial burden can leave you feeling helpless and discouraged. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your vehicle.
If you have uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, your insurance company may step in and pay for your damages up to your policy limits. If you do not have UM coverage, then you can sue the at-fault driver directly. All states require drivers to have car insurance, but not all require uninsured motorist coverage.
Why Do Some People Drive Uninsured?
There are a variety of reasons why some people choose to drive without insurance. In some cases, people may not fully understand the importance of insurance or believe they can get by without it. Other drivers choose to drive without insurance because they know it is cheaper than paying for insurance.
Whatever the reason, choosing to drive without insurance is illegal in almost all states and can result in severe penalties. When someone causes an accident while uninsured, he or she will likely be held responsible for any damage or injuries. In some cases, the at-fault driver may even face criminal charges, loss of a license, and hefty fines.
Our legal team at Judd Shaw Injury Law can work with you to investigate the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We can also negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf. If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial.
Why You Need an Uninsured Motorist Lawyer
In some states, if you are in an accident with an uninsured motorist, your own insurance company may pay for your damages regardless of who was at fault. But in other states, you may only be able to recover damages if the other driver was at fault. A lawyer can advise you on your rights in your state.
Remember, the insurance companies may try to minimize their payout, pressure you into an unfair settlement, or even delay payment. Having the right lawyer on your side is vital to seek the full compensation you deserve.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we want to help you navigate the legal process and recover the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer can investigate the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. He or she will also be familiar with the laws in your state on accidents involving uninsured motorists. This knowledge can be invaluable in negotiating a fair settlement with the other driver’s insurance company.
How to Find the Right Uninsured Motorist Lawyer
If you have been in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you may be unsure of what to do next. This can be a frustrating situation, and getting the uninsured driver to take responsibility for the accident can be a hassle.
The right lawyer can help you build a solid case against and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. How can you find an uninsured motorist lawyer?
Here are a few tips on how to find the right lawyer for your case:
- Look for a lawyer who has experience handling uninsured motorist claims. This type of claim can be complex, so choosing a lawyer who has successfully handled similar cases is crucial. Our Judd Shaw Injury Law attorneys have years of experience assisting people like you through complex car accident claims.
- Find a lawyer with a trustworthy reputation. Not all lawyers are adequately suited to handle your claim. You deserve to work with a caring lawyer who has an excellent reputation. For years, we at Judd Shaw Injury Law have worked to provide our clients with the solutions they need and we are grateful for the opportunity to earn their trust.
- Make sure the lawyer you choose is familiar with the laws in your state. Each state has different laws governing uninsured motorist claims, so you should choose a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law in your state. Our New Jersey-based team can help you understand your legal options.
- Choose a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable. The legal process can be stressful. You need a lawyer whom you feel comfortable communicating with and who puts you at ease.
Judd Shaw Injury Law can make your life easier. To our attorneys, you are never just a case number. We care about you and your family and are dedicated to getting you a fair settlement. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.
Judd Shaw Injury Law Can Help You With an Uninsured Motorist Accident
In review, after being involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you could be facing medical bills, painful injuries, property damage, and repairs to your vehicle. You may also be concerned about taking time off work to deal with the claim and your recovery.
To understand whether or not you have a valid claim against an uninsured motorist, call Judd Shaw Injury Law to speak with an experienced lawyer. Our legal team can review the details of your case and advise you accordingly. If you put off contacting a lawyer, you could be forced to shoulder all your financial expenses, lost wages, and other damages. You may also be unable to sue the at-fault driver for compensation.
Our legal advisors can help you understand your rights and options after an accident with an uninsured motorist. A lawyer can also negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf and maximize the compensation you receive.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the next steps toward getting your life back on track. Call 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online contact form.