Even accidents due to uninsured motorists can be compensable
Most drivers are responsible and would never think about letting their car insurance lapse, let alone get behind the wheel an uninsured driver. However, it’s true that there are several uninsured drivers on Pittsburgh roads today. When an uninsured motorist is involved in a car accident, others involved in the accident may not find out until trading information or even later. When a driver is uninsured it can change the way the personal injury suit is handled, but an injured party can still potentially collect for their loss.
When a negligent driver is deemed an under-insured or uninsured driver, the typical process for seeking reparation is different. It isn’t always beneficial to seek damages from the uninsured driver themselves. Instead, most car insurance policies protect insured drivers from uninsured drivers when injuries or property damage occurs. At The Law Offices of Gismondi & Associates, we have dealt with many situations in which a driver or passenger was seriously injured due to a negligent uninsured driver.
However, the settlement initially offered by a car accident victim’s insurance company may be pathetic, at best. If a settlement offered by an insurance company is not appropriate, there are ways to seek a more appropriate value. Oftentimes, policy can be vague when it comes to car insurance. Some insurance policies will claim that they owe little to nothing when an uninsured motorist wreaks mayhem on your life.
If this is sounding familiar, don’t let the insurance company off so easily. You may be due more money than initially offered in order to cover medical expenses, lost wages and even pain and suffering. In an ideal world, the car accident with an uninsured motorist never happened. But in the real world, you have to make the best of a bad situation and recover in the best way possible.