Being involved in any type of car accident can be an extremely stressful experience. However, when the other motorist involved is not properly insured, the aftermath of the accident can take on new layers of complication and stress. There are some simple steps one can take after an accident in order to make the coming process as smooth as possible, however.
After being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, it is important to gather as much information as possible. Documenting the other driver’s name, contact information, license plate number and driver’s license number is important. Documenting aspects of the crash such as the damages to the vehicle can be helpful as well.
Calling the police to the scene is an important step as well. Having police officers document the accident can be crucial in providing an accurate report later in the accident timeline. While the police officers are doing their work, it is crucial that a driver’s insurance company be contacted as soon as possible. Some motorists may have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. This will, of course, greatly help in settling the matter. In any case, the insurance company can hopefully help a driver through the process of securing compensation for the accident.
These situations are undoubtedly stressful and can be complex in nature. Seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can help lower the amount of stress involved and approach these situations in a level-headed manner that will ideally resolve in a positive manner. No one should have to go through the process of dealing with a car accident alone.