What to Do If You’re Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Uninsured Vehicle AccidentThe number of uninsured drivers in Texas is greater than the national average at 15%. Nationally, one in seven drivers has no insurance, according to a report in USA Today. This means that you chance of getting hit by an uninsured driver is slightly higher in Texas than in some other states. The Todd R. Durham Law Firm litigates claims for clients who need representation after an accident with an uninsured driver.

You need to anticipate the possibility that an uninsured vehicle accident can occur to you and keep your insurance policy up to date. To take care of your damages and to compensate you for injuries, you may need to take legal action.

Important Steps to Protect Your Rights

Try to get the other driver’s contact information and a description of the accident from a witness. Most cell phones can take pictures, so get a shot of the damage to your car if you can.

In addition, make sure that:

  • If you are injured, get medical attention.
  • You get a copy of the accident report from the police. If an officer does not come to the scene, go to the police station as soon as possible and file a report.
  • You find a Lewisville accident attorney.
  • You let your attorney handle all arrangements with your insurance company.

Avoid Disappointment

Even though you are a responsible driver and keep your auto policy current, try to avoid the disappointment of expecting your insurer to approve your claim without objection. Your insurance company may try to deny or limit your claim, but the important thing is to let your professional legal team handle the matter. The Todd R. Durham Law Firm is experienced in filing successful claims.

A car accident injury can require immediate treatment as well as long term therapy, and your medical expenses may occur for an extended period. To get the compensation that you deserve for your damages, injuries, and lost time from work, you need legal representation. Call the Todd R. Durham Law Firm at 214-222-4000 to schedule a free consultation to protect your rights.