Complications are common in car accident and other motor vehicle accident claims. One of the most common is when the negligent driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage. While this poses a unique challenge, it does not mean that the victim has no opportunity to pursue compensation. There may be other avenues available. At the Connecticut law firm of Jacobs & Quiles, LLC, we use more than 40 years of experience to find those avenues, and assist clients with uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.
While the law requires people to carry insurance coverage in order to register and drive their cars, many people break the law. Some buy coverage and cancel it, or stop paying immediately after they register. Furthermore, the law requires only a certain amount of insurance coverage. If a driver causes an accident that leads to serious personal injuries, and that driver only has the minimum amount of insurance, it may not be sufficient to compensate the victim of a car accident for their injuries and their medical expenses.
Whenever possible, our attorneys will attempt to get compensation from the negligent driver. Few uninsured drivers have the resources to cover the damage caused in a serious accident, so we then look to other sources of compensation. The victim’s own insurance can often cover expenses that would have been paid for by the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Drivers have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM coverage) as part of their auto insurance policy. This coverage is designed specifically for situations in which a driver is injured by someone with insufficient insurance. Our law firm’s attorneys have significant insurance defense experience. We understand and can address the insurance-related issues that arise from motor vehicle accidents to help our clients obtain JUSTICE.
Call (203) 332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford uninsured motorist claim lawyers. You can also contact us via e-mail. Se habla español.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.