Every driver in America should know that they should carry auto insurance. Though people in Georgia do not have to cover their own car, they do have to have a policy that covers at least a certain amount of damage and injury to others in the event of an accident. However, statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that an estimated 15% of drivers do not have any type of auto insurance policy at all. Generally, recovering for injuries suffered in an accident with an uninsured motorist may be more difficult, however an experienced Coweta County auto accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
In recent years, insurance laws in the state of Georgia have improved to help motorists better protect themselves after an accident with an uninsured driver. It is always a good idea to have uninsured motorist insurance if you are able to pay the premiums. Even if you do not have a policy that protects against uninsured motorists, an attorney can assist you in recovering for your losses in court.
An attorney can help you recover the following that result from an auto accident:
- Medical bills for emergency care, hospital stays, doctor visits, surgeries, other procedures, medication, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and more.
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of both past and future wages
- Compensation for permanent disabilities, disfigurement, or other conditions
Whether or not you or the other driver has insurance, you should always consult with an attorney. We offer free consultations and do not receive any fees unless you recover.
Contact a Coweta County accident attorney for a free consultation
If you have been the victim of an accident with an underinsured or uninsured driver, an auto accident attorney can help you get the recovery you deserve, whether or not your insurance covers uninsured motorists. You should always contact Shane Smith Law as soon as possible to discuss a possible case. Call our office today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule a free consultation.