You may not realize it, but you travel around uninsured motorists every day. Most of the time, it’s not a problem. Cars go about their business without any trouble. The moment an accident happens with an uninsured motorist, however, the difficulties begin. In 2013, the number of uninsured motorists in Texas was above 2.5 million. In Dallas during that year, 16% of drivers were uninsured.
The reality of uninsured and underinsured motorists is that they may not be able to afford to pay damages after a lawsuit. Many don’t have insurance because they can’t afford it. Plaintiffs in these cases may never see a dime of the compensation they deserve after an accident.
A driver’s insurance status doesn’t change the effect of an accident on the victim. Depending on the severity of the accident and the contributing factors, you may suffer from broken bones, contusions, road burns, head trauma, or spinal cord damage. The list of possible and probable injuries is endless. Many could leave you facing weeks or months away from work and facing a large stack of paperwork and medical bills.
Contacting an experienced attorney is vital in uninsured vehicle accident cases. You may have legal options that you haven’t considered to help you obtain the compensation you need to handle your accident injuries now and into the future.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
With a free initial consultation, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert can give you the facts you need to make an informed decision about your case. Even if you cannot successfully take an uninsured motorist to court, we can help you find quality medical care and assist you with vehicle repair considerations and temporary transportation.
Many of our clients who cannot take an uninsured motorist to court have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. While this extension of an automotive insurance policy can be vital in helping a victim recover after an accident, successfully negotiating a claim can be difficult. Your own insurance agent may try to lessen the amount of the claim or unfairly deny your claim, in what is considered an act of bad faith. Insurance adjustors can be tricky, so having a legal expert on your side can make a difference in how much and how quickly you obtain fair compensation.
Attorney Aaron Herbert has over 10 years of dedicated experience in the field of personal injury law. He is one of only 2% of practicing Texan attorneys who is board-certified in personal injury law. With that level of expertise, he has helped thousands of accident victims obtain fair compensation in settlements in and out of the courtroom.
Holding the Uninsured Motorist Responsible
If an uninsured motorist does have attainable assets, you can successfully file a claim against him or her. As part of our legal services, we can investigate and verify whether or not a liable driver is capable of paying a settlement after a lawsuit. While we cannot take certain pieces of property or assets from individuals who are undergoing financial hardship, we can claim other assets on your behalf. In some cases, a product manufacturer or a driver’s employer may also be held liable for an accident. These individuals likely do have the resources to pay damages on your behalf.
You should never feel like you’re at the end of the road after being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our experienced guidance can help you find a course of action that makes sense for your situation. We work on vehicle accident cases on a regular basis and always operate on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t obtain compensation on your behalf, we don’t get paid. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.