The state of Ohio requires motorists to carry a car insurance policy that provides coverage for their vehicle, the driver and it’s occupants, and any other party that may be injured in a crash he or she causes. Unfortunately, people break the law sometimes and operate a vehicle without insurance. If a driver without a valid policy causes an accident, the victim may have to contend with the legal mess that can result from being injured by an uninsured motorist.
Recently, a man in another state caused a serious crash involving two other vehicles. Victims in the vehicles he struck had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver that caused the crash admitted that he had been distracted before the crash because he had been using his cell phone while driving.
Police continued to investigate, and when it was all said and done, the driver faced citations for improper lane use, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle without valid insurance. The penalties for traffic citations can vary, but the injured victims may feel like they deserve compensation for their suffering. Victims in a similar situation may be curious about options for legal recourse.
When an uninsured motorist causes injuries or damage to a victim’s vehicle, a civil case may be appropriate. Ohio victims may want to contact an attorney to help with the process. An attorney can help a client utilize the legal process to seek compensation that can help offset accident related expenses like medical bills or vehicle repair.