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Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Your Protective Shield on the Road

When you buckle up, check your mirrors, and venture onto the highway, you're not just navigating your own car; you're also navigating a labyrinth of potential risks. While we all hope to never be involved in a car accident, the truth is that they do happen. When they do, the situation can be significantly complicated if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.


What Is Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Your Protective Shield on the Road.
Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Your Protective Shield on the Road!

All states have some requirement for drivers to carry liability insurance any time they operate a vehicle. However, not every driver fulfills this responsibility. If you find yourself in an accident with a driver who doesn't have adequate insurance, your uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage can provide crucial support.


Let's understand the distinction between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage:

  1. Uninsured Motorist Coverage: This coverage kicks in if you're involved in an accident with a driver who lacks insurance entirely or if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident.

  2. Underinsured Motorist Coverage: This is meant to cover the gap if you're in an accident with a driver who has insurance, but the liability limits of their policy aren't sufficient to cover the costs of your injuries or property damage.

Understanding these types of insurance policies can aid you in evaluating your policy, help you navigate post-accident proceedings, and better prepare you to secure compensation after an accident.


 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH A

PERSONAL INURY LAWYER?


Does your insurance policy include underinsured / uninsured motorists coverage?
Does your policy include underinsured / uninsured motorists coverage?

It's crucial to note that dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be a complex process. These companies have trained adjusters and skilled lawyers who are adept at reducing the value of your claim or even denying it outright. Their strategy often involves utilizing anything you say against you to decrease their liability. Therefore, it's essential to be cautious with your communication following an accident.

After an accident, your first steps should be to call 911 and seek medical attention, collect evidence, then get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. While it may seem appropriate to contact your insurance company to report the accident, you should first consult with your lawyer. Attorney Kayla Sheldrick can guide you on how to communicate with the insurance company, what information to share, and how to best protect your interests.

Attorney Sheldrick will effectively handle all communication with the insurance companies involved, negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf, fight for justice to be served, and even represent you in court if needed. This professional guidance will ensure that your rights are safeguarded and your recovery is maximized.


At The Sheldrick Law Firm, We Are Committed to Protecting Your Rights

If you've been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, it's crucial to have a trusted legal ally by your side.

How to make sure you hire a good lawyer!

At The Sheldrick Law Firm, we're dedicated to helping

accident victims understand their rights and pursue the compensation they deserve. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Contact us at 561-440-7775 or reach out to us online, and let us navigate the legal labyrinth on your behalf.


Remember, our commitment to you is simple: No Recovery, No Fee.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  1. What is uninsured motorist coverage? Uninsured motorist coverage is an insurance policy that provides protection if you're injured or sustain damages in an accident caused by a driver without insurance.

  2. Is underinsured motorist coverage necessary? Underinsured motorist coverage is highly recommended as it provides additional financial protection if you're involved in an accident with a driver whose insurance coverage is insufficient to cover your damages.

  3. How does uninsured motorist coverage work? Uninsured motorist coverage kicks in when you're involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver. It helps cover medical expenses, property damage, and other losses you may incur.

  4. Can uninsured motorist coverage protect me in hit-and-run accidents? Yes, uninsured motorist coverage can provide financial protection in hit-and-run accidents where the at-fault driver flees the scene. It can help cover your medical expenses and property damage.

  5. How much uninsured motorist coverage should I have? The recommended amount of uninsured motorist coverage varies based on factors like your financial situation and the potential risks. It's advisable to consult with an insurance professional to determine the appropriate coverage level for your needs.

  6. Does underinsured motorist coverage apply if I'm not at fault? Yes, underinsured motorist coverage can apply even if you're not at fault. It helps cover the gap between the at-fault driver's insurance coverage and your actual damages.

  7. What happens if the other driver doesn't have enough insurance to cover my damages? If the other driver doesn't have enough insurance to cover your damages, underinsured motorist coverage can help fill the gap and provide additional financial protection for your losses.

  8. Are there any requirements to qualify for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage? The specific requirements for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage may vary depending on your insurance policy and state regulations. It's important to review your policy or consult with an insurance professional to understand the eligibility criteria.

  9. Can I stack uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage? Stacking uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage refers to combining the coverage limits of multiple insurance policies. The availability of stacking varies by state and policy terms. Consult with your insurance provider to determine if stacking is an option for you.

  10. How can I file a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage? To file a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, contact your insurance company and provide them with the necessary details of the accident, including documentation of the damages, medical expenses, and any other relevant information they may require.

Understanding uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is crucial for protecting yourself in case of an accident.

By having the right coverage in place, you can ensure that you're financially protected when faced with an uninsured or underinsured driver. If you have further questions or need assistance with your insurance policy, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. We're here to help you navigate the complexities of personal injury claims and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


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