Though every state in the U.S. requires drivers to carry some form of auto insurance, the sad truth is that many of these minimum liability policies do not provide enough coverage for accident victims who suffer serious injuries. Individuals who are harmed in accidents with underinsured or uninsured motorists may find themselves liable for their own medical and auto repair expenses even though they were not the cause of the accident.
Luckily, some affected individuals may be able to file underinsured or uninsured motorist claims with their own insurance companies. However, because insurance policies are complex and many insurance companies seek to minimize the compensation awarded to victims, it is wise to seek seasoned legal counsel right away.
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Making a UIM Claim in Missouri
If you were involved in an auto collision caused by an uninsured/underinsured driver, you have the right to bring an Uninsured Motorist claim. These types of claims are brought through insurance carriers and are used to cover the costs of property damages and medical expenses.
When an individual chooses to file an underinsured/uninsured motorist claim, two conditions are assumed to be true:
- The other motorist was at fault in the accident.
- The at-fault motorist did not have enough coverage to fully compensate the other driver.
In other words, an individual’s insurance company usually will not approve an UIM claim if the individual trying to file the claim was at fault or if the other driver was at fault but had adequate coverage to pay for the affected individual’s medical and auto repair expenses.
Individuals who meet the requirements should seek the assistance of a Springfield underinsured motorist claim attorney to help the claim process go smoothly.
Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim After a Hit & Run
Oftentimes, hit and run accidents can be considered a type of uninsured motorist accident since it is often impossible to identify the at-fault motorist. Because the driver at fault for the accident fled the scene, a victim of a hit-and-run must pursue compensation through their own insurance company. It is important to retain legal counsel if you are struck in a hit and run accident.
Our Springfield uninsured motorist lawyers can assist you with the following:
- Investigate the scene of the collision extensively
- Locate and speak with any witnesses
- Examine your police report to ensure all facts are true
- Communicate with insurance companies
Contact Us About Your UIM Claim
Filing an underinsured motorist claim can be tricky. The Springfield underinsured motorist attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. may be able to help individuals wishing to file these claims. When you hire top attorneys, you get top results.
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