I’ve Been Hit By An Uninsured Driver, Now What?

The number of drivers in Austin without insurance is a staggering 14%. And the unfortunate reality is that if they’re not responsible enough to drive with mandatory insurance, they’re probably not going to pay much attention to other traffic laws either. This makes being involved in a collision with an uninsured driver in Austin a likely scenario.  If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver you’ll be facing some significant legal problems, that’s why you need a dedicated and skilled personal injury lawyer on your side.

First, we have to stress to you that it is critical that you obtain underinsured AND uninsured motorist coverage on your own auto insurance policy to protect you and your family in these situations.  However, having these important coverages is not the end of the story.  Even with the proper coverages and protection in place, you may find that your own insurance company (the one to whom you have loyally paid thousands of dollars over months or years of time) suddenly may not treat you so well when it is going to affect their bottomline. The harsh reality is that they would rather increase their own profits than fairly handle claims for their own policyholders. That’s why we recommend contacting an Austin car accident attorney before even making a claim with your insurance company. The personal injury attorneys at Terry & Kelly, PLLC care about the unique legal problems you are facing and we believe you should be treated fairly and compassionately – end of story.

When you have uninsured motorist coverage and you’re injured through the fault of an uninsured driver, your insurer steps into the shoes of the uninsured driver and may be required to pay you for the damages you have incurred. But, not surprisingly, they aren’t typically willing to voluntarily provide you the compensation you deserve. Those same insurance companies will treat you differently if they know you hired a capable Austin car accident attorney. Let us handle the negotiations with your insurance company. We’ll make sure you get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your family, your job and recovering from the injuries caused by the uninsured motorist.

We have extensive experience and we’ve obtained excellent results in injury cases arising from motor vehicle collisions caused by uninsured drivers. If you’ve been in an accident, and you’re looking for solid advice from an Austin accident attorney, contact Terry & Kelly, PLLC.

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