What You Need to Know After an Accident with an Uninsured DriverTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 11, 2014
If you’ve been injured in an accident with an uninsured driver, you’ve probably have a lot of questions.
Below we discuss some important facts that you may need to know.
How to Handle the Immediate Aftermath of the Accident
As with an accident, it’s important to document the accident to the best of your ability. This includes getting as much information from everyone involved in the accident as possible, as well as obtaining a police report.
Get contact information from all potential witnesses and necessary information from all drivers, such as license and vehicle information, names, address, contact information and insurance details from any insured drivers.
Do not admit liability at the scene of the accident. Remain civil, but do not make any agreements or offers from the uninsured driver. Seek medical attention as soon as possible for any potential injuries and document any necessary repair expenses.
Seeking Compensation for an Accident with an Uninsured Driver
Pursuing compensation for injuries that were sustained in an accident with an uninsured driver may sometimes be challenging, but there may be options, such as:
- Uninsured motorist coverage: Some car insurance policies provide coverage for these types of accidents.
- Pursuing an injury lawsuit against the uninsured motorist: While you may be able to sue the driver, collecting on the judgment can be difficult if the driver has few personal assets.
Regardless of how you ultimately decide how to handle the matter, speaking with a car accident lawyer near you can be very helpful in understanding what your legal options are.
Uninsured Driver Facts & Statistics
- Believe it or not, nearly 14% of all motorists do not have car insurance. That’s one in seven drivers in the United States who are potentially on the road uninsured.
- Research has found a close correlation between the health of the economy with the number of uninsured drivers who are on the road. All too many drivers make the mistake of letting their car insurance lapse when they are facing financial hardship.
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If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in our area, it’s important not to delay doing what’s necessary to protect your rights.