Some assume that uninsured motorist coverage isn't necessary, believing that the chances of getting in an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance are minute. The number of motorists driving without insurance coverage is larger than many think. Uninsured motorist coverage can help in the event of a collision with an uninsured driver or a driver who leaves the scene. Talk with Atlanta personal injury attorneys to cover all your options.
Uninsured Drivers: The Statistics
According to a study by the Insurance Research Council, one in seven drivers in the U.S. is operating a vehicle without insurance. Furthermore, the council found that the number of uninsured drivers increases as the state of the economy worsens.
If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, whether a hit and run or not, your chances of recovering money are fairly slim. In the event of hit and run accidents, if you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, recovery may be even further limited. In an accident with an uninsured motorist, you will have to go through the court system, and even then the driver is unlikely to have the funds necessary to cover your medical and other bills.
Personal injury attorneys in Atlanta can help you explore the various options that may be available to recover compensation. For a free consultation, contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Shane Smith. Call us at: (888) 927-6955.