5 Things You Need to Know
Even a simple fender bender can become an absolute headache for those involved in the
car accident. If you are injured or your car is badly damaged, you could be spending
time in the hospital or trying to figure out the logistics of life without
a car. This is also assuming that the responsible driver had enough insurance
coverage to help you. What are you supposed to do if they were an
Unfortunately, this situation unfolds all the time on our roadways. It
is estimated that 10% of all drivers in Pennsylvania are uninsured or
grossly underinsured. This statistic doesn’t even address the fact
that insured drivers can commit hit-and-runs, effectively turning them
into uninsured drivers.
By remembering these five tips and basically treating the collision like
any other, you should be able to pull through a car accident with an uninsured
motorist as best as you can.
1.Get the information: Even though they don’t have any insurance, you should still be able
to know as much about the other driver as you can.
2.Gather evidence: Just like every car accident, you should immediately begin taking pictures
of the scene and asking eyewitnesses if they could tell you what happened.
Proving that you are not liable later might be the only thing that gets
you some sort of recovery.
3.Call the police: Driving without insurance is a crime, plain and simple. You might not even
be injured, but that doesn’t mean that the negligent driver won’t
hurt someone else at a later date. Additionally, having a police report
is a strong piece of evidence in your favor.
4.Contact your insurance: If you’re lucky, you already had the foresight to purchase uninsured
motorist coverage from your insurance provider. If you aren’t, now
might be a good time to do so. However, this coverage does not guarantee
that you will get the full compensation you deserve.
5.Retain a lawyer: Youwill need professional assistance after a car accident with an uninsured motorist.
By putting an experienced attorney in your corner, you can go toe-to-toe
with anyone who is trying to cut your recoveries short, whether it is
the driver or your own insurance company.
Our firm will fight to protect your rights!
If you have been hit by an uninsured motorist, you’re in for an uphill
battle if you go it alone. Instead of trying to piece everything together
and navigating the complex legal system by yourself,
contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney from Laynas & Georges, P.C. and ask for assistance. With our 30+ years
of trial experience, we have been able to successfully recover
millions of dollars for our clients. Best of all, we work for contingency fees
so you don’t have to worry about paying us anything until we win
Don’t you think you deserve compensation for your injuries? We know
better. Get started by scheduling a free case evaluation
with us today!