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Uninsured Motorist Accidents – Tips

When the at-fault driver in a collision is either under-insured, uninsured or flees the scene of the crash before insurance information is obtained, an accident victim may be able to collect compensation from their own policy if they have Uninsured Motorist Coverage.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit-and-run accident or a collision with an under-insured or uninsured driver, contact our auto accident lawyers today, to find out if you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.

For more information, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form located to the right – your initial review is 100% free.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

About 14 percent of Americans do not have any form of auto insurance. Involvement in an auto accident with an uninsured driver can make it difficult to recover losses. You may be able to make a claim against your own policy if your auto insurance includes uninsured motorist coverage. Insurance policies usually contain jargon that the average person may not understand.

For additional help understanding these terms, please visit our Auto Insurance Terms glossary.

Under-Insured Motorist Coverage

The at-fault driver’s insurance may not completely cover the total cost of damages. When an injury victim finds themselves in this situation, having an experienced auto accident attorney review their insurance policy is advised. A lawyer will be able to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for the amount of money that exceeds the at-fault driver’s coverage from your own policy.

Hit-and-Run Accident Coverage

If your insurance policy includes uninsured motorist coverage or under-insured motorist coverage, you can make a hit-and-run claim with your auto insurance provider. If successful, your insurance company will act as if it were the at-fault driver’s provider and cover your losses.

However, if this is the case, the insurance company may not have your best interests at heart. Their primary goal is to ensure that they pay policy holders as little as possible in the event of a claim. With this in mind, it’s a wise decision to have one of our experienced hit-and-run lawyers by your side to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.

The Costs Involved And How We Can Help You

When the at-fault driver is not insured or has limited insurance coverage, it can become even more difficult to recover damages. It’s also important to note that Connecticut auto accident victims may only be able to recover losses if the at-fault driver either has auto insurance or sufficient assets to cover damages.

Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our team of attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your accident injuries, based on a variety of factors that we incorporate into our decision.

If you are unsure if you have a case or not – rest assured that we offer a 100% FREE initial case review. This process allows our clients to supply us with the details of their incident, which our attorneys will then review to determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, we will advise you on the best way to move forward with proceedings.

In the event that a lawsuit is filed, we also work on a contingency basis, which means that we only charge you for our fees and services if we obtain a verdict or settlement for your case.

Contact Our Connecticut Based Accident Attorneys Today

To find out if your insurance policy includes uninsured motorist coverage, contact our Connecticut uninsured motorist lawyers by calling 1-800-PERKINS(outside of Connecticut, call (203) 397-1283). You call will be answered by one of our intake staff, who will ask for some basic information about your incident, and then you will be referred to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy.

With over 140 years of combined legal experience and MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements that we have won for our clients, our team of personal injury attorneys can handle all of your uninsured motorist accident litigation requirements.

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If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form located at the top of this page – it’s FREE.