Can I recover in an accident with an uninsured motorist?

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2014 | Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents

When an Ohio resident is injured in a car accident, the last thing they may be thinking of is whether the driver who hit them has insurance or not. But this may be an important question to consider when it comes to holding the reckless driver responsible for their behavior through a personal injury lawsuit.

As readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog may have read in last week’s post regarding uninsured and insured drivers, medical expenses incurred in an accident are often covered through insurance. Many drivers across the state do not have insurance and this affects the compensation an injured victim may receive. Does this mean that Ohio victims injured in an accident involving an uninsured driver should not pursue their claim?

No. In fact, lawyers at our firm can help them receive compensation for their injuries and the medical treatment they received, even if the other driver was uninsured. Ohio residents may not be aware that their insurance covers uninsured motorist coverage-this means that the victim’s own carrier may provide compensation to the victim and any passengers in the vehicle if the other driver does not have insurance. Victims and their passengers can recover lost wages, medical bills and other financial costs associated with the accident.

Many insurance issues arise from various types of automobile accidents and it is often difficult to understand the legalese involved. In addition to this, victims are trying to come to terms with their injuries and rather than focus on recuperating, they can get caught up on understanding their rights in pursuing a claim. Our attorneys can take this burden away from victims and allow them the opportunity to focus on their recovery.

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