Boynton Beach Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Lawyer
According to a study released by the Insurance Research Council, one in eight drivers is uninsured as of 2017. An even higher percentage purchase the absolute minimum amount of auto insurance the law requires. To make matters worse, it has been shown that, in economic downturns, many individuals let their insurance lapse because they want to reduce costs as much as possible.
If you suffer injuries as the result of a car accident that is due to the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and medical costs. But if the driver who caused the accident does not have auto insurance, there is a good chance you won’t receive a penny. Your only recourse may be to seek compensation from your own insurance provider. For example, an uninsured driver hits your car and flees the scene. You didn’t see who it was and there were no witnesses. Or your vehicle was parked and unoccupied. Someone hits it and does not leave their contact information. These are the two most common instances where an uninsured driver can ruin your day.
To best prevent yourself from being caught in such an inequitable situation, work with an accomplished Boynton Beach uninsured & underinsured motorist lawyer. If the negligent driver is underinsured, you may only receive partial compensation for the maltreatment you endured. Fortunately, you have the option of filing an underinsured motorist claim with your own insurance company in an effort to obtain further resources from your own insurance company, but this is not guaranteed.
Drivers can be proactive in protecting themselves by purchasing uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage, which protects you and your family from motorists who are uninsured or don’t have the resources or insurance to pay for any damages that are significant. Even when dealing with your own insurance company, we recommend getting legal advice when filing a personal insurance claim. Our attorneys can assist in the recovery of compensation from your insurance provider or the provider for the negligent driver if you have proper uninsured/underinsured coverage.
Work with an Experienced Uninsured & Underinsured Lawyer in Boynton Beach
At Leifer & Ramirez, we recommend you maintain auto insurance to cover any possible adverse situation. If you are considering filing suit or pursuing damages for injuries resulting from a motorist who is uninsured or underinsured, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our firm handles all cases related to personal injury. Our experienced attorneys are standing by waiting to help.