What If a Wrongful Death Was Caused by an Uninsured Motorist?
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Having car insurance is a legal requirement for anybody who drives a motor vehicle on a public road in the United States and many other countries. While specific car insurance requirements vary from state to state, there is generally a minimum amount of personal injury and property damage coverage that every licensed driver must carry in order to be street legal.
Unfortunately, even with these laws in place, it is estimated that approximately one in every six drivers is uninsured. The even worse part is that these uninsured drivers also tend to be the most reckless and accident-prone while behind the wheel. That leaves drivers who carry insurance, such as yourself, in a difficult position after an accident, especially where loss of life has occurred.
If your loved one died in an automobile wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a car accident wrongful death attorney.
How Are Uninsured Motorist Accidents Different?
While you may have insurance to protect yourself financially in the event of a car accident, the same cannot necessarily be said if you are the victim of an accident that is caused by an uninsured driver. Even if you obey posted traffic laws and are the safest driver in the world, the fact remains that all it takes is one reckless, uninsured driver to cause an unavoidable accident that can impact your life for a long time to come.
In an accident where both drivers are insured, the solution is rather simple. You file a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company and receive a financial settlement to help pay for medical expenses, property damage, and other costs from the accident that way.
In a situation where there is no insurance company involved, however, you may be out of luck and left to pay for the expenses yourself. This can add up to tens of thousands of dollars or more, depending on the severity of the accident. Why should you be left to deal with such a large bill when you were not the one driving uninsured? It it certainly not fair.
What Are My Options for Compensation?
If you have been the victim of an accident caused by an uninsured driver, the good news is that paying the bills yourself is not your only option. Instead, you can take the responsible driver to court. More than likely, he or she already received a fine or perhaps even lost his or her license as a result of driving uninsured. However, it is possible to sue the driver for compensation to pay for your expenses that resulted from his or her irresponsible driving as well. You have every right to do this.
The catch, however, is that most court systems will not take your case very seriously if you do not have an attorney present during the court hearing. For this reason, it is recommended that you hire an attorney in the area who has specific experience and past success with situations such as yours. This includes having successfully dealt wit traffic accident cases in the past where one of the drivers was uninsured.
Our Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our wrongful death attorneys have the knowledge and resources to help you pursue maximum compensation against an uninsured driver who was responsible for killing your loved one. We can help you seek recovery of damages for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, mental anguish, and much more.
Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you lost a loved one in a wreck involving an uninsured driver, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced car accident wrongful death lawyer.
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