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Injured by an uninsured motorist, now what?

On Behalf of | Feb 20, 2016 | Car Accidents, Firm News

Auto insurance can be an expense that many residing in Connecticut may not feel they can afford. Even though state law requires that the appropriate insurance be obtained before driving a motor vehicle, too many individuals still fail to meet this requirement and drive their cars anyway. What happens if you get injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist? How can you get compensation for your losses?

When struck by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you will likely have to use your own insurance policy to cover your losses. This may not seem right, but it is your best chance at receiving any form of compensation. Unfortunately, when an accident of this nature does occur, even if your policy includes uninsured motorist protection, your provider may still try to avoid making full and fair payments.

As wrong as this is, as it is a policy you pay for, it happens. As a consequence, many individuals are left trying to cover their after-accident expenses out of pocket. Those who find themselves dealing with such situations can seek legal assistance. To learn more about uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and how and attorney can help you get full compensation, please visit our firm’s website.

When you take the time to get an insurance policy and pay your monthly premiums, you expect your provider to be there for you when you are in need — such as when injured by an uninsured motorist. Those in Connecticut who find that this is not the case do have rights and can fight for fair coverage. While these cases can take time, with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney you can take the steps necessary to seek maximum compensation for your losses.


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