Brooklyn Uninsured Driver Car Accident Lawyer
If the driver who hit you doesn’t have insurance, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Get the answers you need by consulting with an uninsured driver accident attorney in Brooklyn.
If you’ve been in an accident with another vehicle, there’s a certain routine you follow: stop, get out of the car, and exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
New York state law requires that all drivers have car insurance. While New York is a no-fault state, you’re still allowed to seek compensation from other drivers when your injuries and losses meet certain thresholds.
After all, a car crash can leave you facing some seriously high bills. If the driver who caused your accident was uninsured and you’ve already exceeded your no-fault policy limits, the question becomes “How do I get compensated?”
A Brooklyn uninsured driver car accident lawyer with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can be the legal ally you need to get what you are owed—even in an accident with an uninsured (or underinsured) driver.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Failure to carry motor vehicle insurance can result in fines for the uninsured driver. Still, this does nothing to compensate your losses as this money does not go to you.
A driver might be uninsured because he or she cannot afford the monthly car insurance premiums. If this is the case, suing the uninsured driver for damages after an accident may not be worth it as he or she may not be able to pay
However, if vehicle defects, road hazards, or some other external factor contributed to the accident, you might still have grounds for a worthwhile personal injury claim.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Insurance providers are obligated to offer “uninsured” and “underinsured” coverage. Uninsured coverage is designed to cover any bodily harm you suffer in an accident caused by an uninsured driver. If the driver who caused your accident does not have sufficient insurance to cover your needs, “underinsured” coverage kicks in.
If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, you can make a claim with your insurer. It’s best to let an attorney from our office take this step for you. Sometimes it is necessary for an uninsured driver accident lawyer to negotiate with the insurance provider on your behalf if a fair settlement offer isn’t produced.
Whether you intend to file an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurance or collect from the driver who caused your accident, getting full compensation after an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver can be tricky. A car accident lawyer from our firm can advise you as to the best course to take and will fight to get you what you deserve.
What’s My Accident Claim Worth?
A car accident can negatively impact your life in a number of ways—financially, physically, and emotionally. Your attorney will fight to get a settlement that reflects these hardships, which may include any of the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Car repairs or replacement
- Lost wages and income-earning ability
- Physical or emotional therapy
- Decreased quality of life
Contact a Brooklyn Uninsured Accident Attorney
If you’ve been in a car accident caused by an uninsured driver, there is still hope for getting a full settlement. Contact a Brooklyn uninsured driver car accident lawyer with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP today. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or use the online contact form below to arrange your free consultation.