Don’t Pay The Price For Uninsured Motorists
Nearly 14% of all motorists in the U.S. are uninsured, according to the Insurance Research Council (IRC). In Alabama, the number of uninsured motorists is significantly higher than the national average, as the IRC reports that about 22% of drivers in the state do not have auto insurance coverage. This is equivalent to more than one in five motorists in Alabama being uninsured.
When one of these uninsured motorists causes a car accident, their irresponsibility can leave accident victims wondering what their recourses are for compensation and justice. That is when it’s time to contact attorney Joe Reed at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, in Montgomery. Also serving the Birmingham area, he is skilled at defending accident victims’ rights in Alabama and helping them obtain the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.
Getting Compensation After Accidents Caused By Uninsured Motorists
While you can try to sue uninsured motorists to get compensation after they cause accidents, the chances are that this pursuit will be futile, as, in most cases, the main reason that they don’t have insurance is that they can’t afford it. Therefore, even if you win your lawsuit, you will have a difficult (if not impossible) time getting payment for your judgment.
When this is the case, accident victims can seek compensation from their own insurance companies as long as they have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. However, it’s important to point out that, even when drivers have this coverage:
- They should not expect that their insurer will inform them about all of their options when it comes to compensation
- Their insurance company will likely try to undervalue their claim by, for instance, challenging the severity of their injuries or possibly even trying to allege that the policyholder had some role in causing the accident
- They may have to challenge insurers to get the payouts they deserve for their medical bills, car repair bills and other expenses.
Aggressive And Reliable Advocacy
Have you been hit by an uninsured motorist? If so, you can count on attorney Joe Reed to be an aggressive advocate for your rights. He has more than 25 years of experience handling all kinds of car accident cases. He knows how to:
- Build strong cases
- Stand up to insurers
- Obtain the best possible resolutions to their cases.
By trusting Mr. Reed to represent you, you can rest assured that he will stand up for your rights at every step of the legal process and work diligently to resolve your case as favorably as possible.