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Fighting to Win Compensation From Uninsured Drivers

Fighting to Win Compensation From Uninsured Drivers

Another driver has left you injured, and as a kind of double whammy, the negligent driver didn’t bother to carry car insurance. Not good. Fortunately, there’s a mechanism for recovering on your losses even if the at-fault driver is uninsured.

When you need to get down to the serious and vital task of regaining your health and well-being, allow the dedicated legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, to fight on your behalf. You were injured because of someone else’s negligence, and you deserve and need adequate compensation. Our experienced car accident lawyers have the skill, knowledge, and determination to protect your rights and zealously advocate for your rightful compensation. We are open, for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-898-4877, or

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Uninsured Motorists Cause Serious Accidents

When a negligent driver injures you in a car accident, it’s terrible. But if an uninsured driver injures you, it adds an extra layer of problems.

The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that 13 percent of motorists are uninsured (according to a 2017 study). This percentage has been on the rise since 2010. Texas, for example, ranks number 16 percentage-wise—with 14.3 percent of drivers going uninsured. While you likely can’t imagine driving without car insurance, there are plenty of people who do it, and they make things more difficult for everyone.

Your Car Insurance

While you’re not required to carry uninsured or under-insured driver insurance in all states, you probably do carry it. Your problems don’t end there. Your own car insurance company is about as happy to pick up the tab for the other driver’s negligence as you would be—even though you pay the company to do just that. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and this includes stalling the process, denying the claim outright, or minimizing settlements whenever and however they can.

Your Job

Your job is to recover from the physical and emotional damages you suffered in the car accident. That’s important work. There is no reason for you to take on the insurance company—and you are ill-advised to do so. Your experienced car accident law firm needs the skill, knowledge, and dedication to handle the insurance company on your behalf. You deserve rightful compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained due to someone else’s negligence, and your law firm will aggressively go after that compensation for you. Your rights matter!

Your Damages

If you suffered an injury because of a negligent driver who doesn’t carry car insurance, it can make an already difficult situation that much more stressful. You have likely suffered a variety of damages that must be adequately represented in your claim:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency transportation and care; surgery and aftercare; doctor, therapist, and specialist care, prescription medications; adaptive medical devices; and home health care
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Lost hours and pay at work—with the possibility of incurring a diminished earning potential into your future (and even an altered career trajectory)
  • The emotional consequences of dealing with significant loss effected by a violent car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence (someone who didn’t bother to carry legally mandated car insurance)

It’s a lot, but you don’t have to worry about that. Your car accident law firm will carefully examine your losses and will ensure that your claim adequately reflects those losses.

Impaired Drivers

When someone gets behind the wheel while impaired, he or she endangers everyone with whom he or she shares the road. Another thing about drivers who are willing to drive while impaired is that they often rack up points on their driver’s licenses, which translates to exorbitant car insurance rates (if insurance is available at all). In other words, drivers with the tendency to drive while impaired are more likely not to carry car insurance.

Impaired drivers are always dangerous drivers, and there are several signs that a driver in your midst is impaired:

  • When a driver speeds excessively or slows up and down erratically
  • When a driver drifts in and out of lanes or darts jerkily in and out of lanes
  • When a driver weaves in traffic
  • When a driver forgets to control the car’s high beams or fails to turn on the car’s lights at all
  • When a driver tailgates
  • When a driver exhibits any driving behavior that strikes you as odd—he or she may well be impaired

Keep your eye out for impaired drivers on the road, and give them as much space as you possibly can. Further, if you feel the situation warrants it, alert the authorities. You could help prevent a dangerous accident.

You Need Experienced Legal Counsel

The stress and complications of dealing with an uninsured driver claim push some injured drivers to take the path of least resistance and leave things to the discretion of the insurance company. Even if the accident was relatively minor, this is rarely in your best interest. The fact is that an injury can remain silent before blossoming into something more serious. Further, your insurance company’s goal is to settle your claim for as little as possible and to leave you with no further recourse if, in the near future, you discover that you actually did suffer a significant injury. Consult an experienced car accident law firm, and allow your legal team to protect your rights—the way they should be protected.

If an Uninsured Driver Injured You, Consult an Experienced Car Accident Law Firm for a Free Consultation Today

Driving is a huge responsibility, and part of that responsibility is carrying adequate car insurance. After suffering the damages of a serious car accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about your insurance settlement.

Car accidents are difficult enough—without the added stress of having to cope with a negligent driver who is uninsured. At Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, our dedicated car accident law firm is committed to fighting for your rights and for your rightful compensation!

The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, is nationally for helping car accident victims for more than 20 years. If you were injured in a car accident with an uninsured driver, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE.

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