What Are My Rights If I’m Injured By An Uninsured Motorist?

By January 13, 2014Car Accidents

Being a victim of any car accident is painful enough. But when the at-fault party has failed to fulfill the obligation of maintaining auto insurance, the financial burdens can become crippling for you and your family. If you’ve been injured due to the careless actions of an uninsured motorist, you need a talented legal team on your side to recover all the damages you’re entitled to. The Seattle car accident lawyers of The Hornbuckle Firmhave represented accident victims for decades, and we’re here to fight for your rights.

Carrying proof of auto liability insurance is compulsory under Washington state law, but uninsured motorists continue to drive on our roads and cause car accidents every day. Unfortunately, victims are afforded few automatic rights under the law.

Some drivers choose to purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as part of their own insurance policy. This coverage is not very expensive, and it is crucial that you carry it as part of your policy. In the event that you are injured by a driver without adequate insurance, you will be reimbursed up to the maximum limits of the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your policy. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase the highest allowable limits of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

If you haven’t chosen to pay for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, then you’ll need to pursue compensation directly from the at-fault party. Because of the complexities involved in proving liability, you need an experienced car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf.

The attorneys at the Hornbuckle Firm have handled many car accident cases involving uninsured/underinsured motorists, and we can guide you through this complex process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.

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