Uninsured & Underinsured Accidents in Seattle
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The state of Washington requires that all drivers carry a minimum amount of liability insurance in order to drive on public roads. This way they have some sort of financial backing and responsibility for damages they may cause in the event of a car accident. However, this minimum insurance is not really very much in comparison to the average cost of a car accident, and even then not all drivers choose to adhere to this law. As a result, thousands of drivers who are uninsured or underinsured head out on the roads each day, presenting a massive risk to those around them.
If you are injured in an accident caused by one of these drivers, it can be difficult to get the compensation you need to take care of your injuries and recover your losses. As a Seattle car accident attorney, Mr. Robert Kornfeld has stood up for the rights and best interests of the injured for more than 35 years, and has successfully navigated numerous car accident cases. He firmly believes that everyone who has been injured deserves someone who can advocate for their best interests and protect their rights, and he provides compassionate and professional counsel and aggressive representation to help you secure the result you’re looking for in your case.
Call Robert Kornfeld today by dialing (425) 657-5255 to receive a free consultation, and get the help you need with pursuing the best outcome to your case.
Preparing for Uninsured/Underinsured Drivers
If you are injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, getting financial compensation for your losses can be difficult. While you may be able to file suit against them and claim some form of recompense, you often won’t get even close to what your case is worth because they have no financial backing. Therefore, it’s important to protect yourself and do what you can on your end.
Uninsured motorist coverage provides you with extra financial backing in the event you are injured by one of these parties. In the event you are in an accident with one of these drivers, or hit by a driver who then runs off (which is happening more and more frequently now), you can file an uninsured motorist claim with your own policy and be compensated for your losses up to the policy limit. Underinsured motorist coverage functions the same, only it fills in the gap between where the other party’s insurance runs out and the actual cost of your claim.
Underinsured motorist coverage can include compensation for losses, such as:
- Injuries & medical treatment
- Pain & suffering
- Lost income from missed work
- Injuries to passengers
- Damage to your vehicle or other property
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When filing an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim, there is no guarantee you’ll still receive the compensation you need. Insurance companies are in business to make money, after all, and your own insurance company many still try to discredit or under-sell your claim in order to protect their own bottom line, even when you are not at fault for the accident. For this reason, you should still retain a Seattle personal injury attorney who can protect your rights and help you obtain the full value for your claim.
Contact Robert Kornfeld online and review your options with an experienced legal professional!