Suing an Uninsured Driver After an Accident
When you’re injured in a car accident, the costs associated with recovery can be astronomical. Fortunately, you can simply file a claim and get the settlement you need to recover, right? Sadly, it might not be so simple if you’re suing an uninsured driver after an auto accident.
Your options are more limited when dealing with an uninsured driver, or even an underinsured driver. That’s why you’ll need a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. An experienced attorney can find the best way to secure the compensation you deserve.
Because that can be extremely difficult to manage alone, enlist the help of a lawyer with the tools and resources necessary to give you the best chance of succeeding.
Your Insurance Might Help
Fortunately, you might not have to worry about the other driver at all. Instead, you’ll file a claim with your own insurer. Many states require drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage. This insurance means that, if you’re hit by another driver and they don’t have insurance, your insurance company will cover your damages.
If this is an option, you’ll need your lawyer to determine for certain that the other driver doesn’t have insurance. Then, you’ll report that the driver was uninsured, and your insurer will investigate your claim, determining its value, and then providing the compensation needed for your damages.
Fighting Back in Court
However, in situations where you don’t have uninsured or underinsured coverage, your best hope might be to fight for your recompense in court. The courts will look at the evidence, as well as the total value of your claim, and issue a settlement award that the other driver will be required to pay you.
Unfortunately, many uninsured drivers could be struggling financially, which means it’s tough to get the maximum compensation from the other driver, even if the judge determines that they’re responsible for your injuries. A lawyer can help you through this process and represent you throughout the court proceedings.
Secure Compensation from an Uninsured Driver
Accidents are already complex enough. Unfortunately, that claim becomes much more complicated when you’re suing an uninsured driver after an auto accident. If you’re struggling to deal with someone who couldn’t afford insurance, you’ll need a lawyer’s help to secure the compensation you’re rightfully owed.
When you’re injured by an uninsured driver, reach out to the attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates. Our lawyers can review your claim and determine the best course of action that ends with you getting the funds you need for recovery.
When an uninsured driver leaves you struggling with injuries and unpaid expenses, fight back as soon as you can. Give our lawyers a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the following online form.