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September 21, 2021

What If I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver?

Getting injured in a car accident is bad enough. Your vehicle might have been totaled and you may be dealing with injuries that might be with you for a long time. And, if that was not bad enough, you might have found out that the driver who hit you was uninsured.

Is it worth my time to file a lawsuit against the uninsured driver who hit me?

You may have no other option but to file a lawsuit to get compensation for your injuries from the uninsured driver who was responsible for your injuries. However, you may discover that this driver had no insurance because they have no funds and any possibility to compensate you for your injuries may result in you not getting a cent.

Are there other avenues open to me in my quest to receive compensation for my injuries?

Your other option can be to file a claim against any other party that might have contributed to the accident that provoked your injuries. Having an accident attorney can be very helpful in this case because they can research and identify any parties that might have contributed to your accident. Who might these other parties be?

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The Car Manufacturer

This lawsuit may be successful if a mechanical defect, particularly one known but not addressed by the vehicle’s manufacturer, was at least partially responsible for your accident. The manufacturer has the responsibility to build vehicles that are roadworthy and safe, vehicles that do not constitute a danger for the drivers or whoever shares the road with them. Your accident attorney can help you make sure that they face their responsibility for your injuries.

The Mechanic Who Worked on the Car

Find out if the car that hit you was recently serviced by a mechanic. What kind of repair was performed? The repair, if not performed properly, could have left the vehicle in poor shape, accidentally causing more damage to the vehicle and leading to the accident that injured you.

The Driver’s Employer

If you were hit by someone that was working when the accident took place, their employer could share liability. This can work even more in your favor if the employer has such unrealistic requirements, that the employees might find themselves driving while very tired or lacking sleep.

The Vehicle’s Owner

It may happen that the owner of the vehicle knowingly allowed someone with no insurance to borrow their car. Also, it may be that this car was not properly maintained. Your lawyer can find out if this individual can also be fully or partially responsible for the accident.

What should I do immediately after the accident?

It is important that you get a police officer at the scene to create a police report. Don’t feel sorry for the uninsured party and skip this step. These personal injury attorneys state that at no point should you accept responsibility, not even partial responsibility, for what happened.

Get medical help as soon as possible to treat your injuries. Call your car insurance and health insurance providers and inform them of what happened. Once all that is done, to get in touch with a car accident lawyer that can not only file the lawsuit but will also help you negotiate with your insurance company.

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What If I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver?
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What If I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver?
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Here are practical steps to take if you were hit by an uninsured driver.

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