Uninsured motorists are those drivers who have not obtained the necessary liability coverage required to operate a motor vehicle. When individuals without insurance coverage make the decision to drive on the road it is considered a criminal offense. While the criminality indicative of driving sans insurance should be enough to ward off drivers from partaking in such behavior, the illegal act continues to occur.
Many uninsured drivers lack the proper coverage for a reason, and this reason usually has something to do with their current ability to operate any motor vehicle. For example, underage or unlicensed drivers will naturally lack the necessary insurance coverage necessary to drive. Vehicles which are driven without the permission of the owner also fall into the category of operation by an uninsured driver.
No matter what led to an uninsured motorist's decision to drive, once they have collided with you and caused an accident you will need the help of our experienced personal injury team in Pasadena.
When you have been involved in a car accident involving an uninsured driver the incident may be reported as a crime. There is no reason that a law abiding citizen who safely maintains the rules of the road should suffer because of someone else's poor decisions. As is the case in any car accident, serious injuries or wrongful death can result from collisions caused by those who drive without insurance.
The type of claim filed for your personal injury accident will depend on the specific circumstances of the incident and the severity of the injuries incurred. You need an attorney who will thoroughly examine the aspects of your case in order to determine the best course of action to take.
It is important to carefully investigate the specifics of the accident in order to ensure that you have the best chances of receiving the compensation you are entitled to. Once the type of claim best fit for you situation is determined, your lawyer will go to work to make sure that legal action is taken which will hold the responsible party liable for the damages you were left to deal with.
Contact our attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus to learn about your options to seek compensation after being hit by an uninsured motorist!