Recover from Uninsured Drivers: Learn How You Can Obtain Compensation When an Uninsured Driver Causes a Car Accident


Recover from Uninsured Drivers

Approximately 9% of motorists in North Carolina do not have car insurance, and these drivers cause 14% of all car accidents. Obtaining compensation from these motorists can be a hassle when you are injured in a crash. The best way to protect yourself from an uninsured driver is adding uninsured driver insurance to your car insurance plan. After an accident, you can file a claim with your insurance company indicating you suffered damages due to an uninsured driver. If you do not have uninsured driver’s insurance, then you may have to sue the at-fault motorist. Suing uninsured drivers is not always the best option, because it may take a long time to obtain compensation.

How to Handle an Uninsured Motorist

If you are in a car crash with an uninsured driver, then make sure you do the following:

  • Obtain name and contact information

  • Record the license plate number

  • Obtain a written statement from the driver indicating he is uninsured

  • Collect a copy of the accident report from police

  • Contact your insurance company immediately

Call an Experienced Attorney

If you do not have uninsured driver coverage or you don’t believe your insurance company is adequately covering your damages, then you need an experienced lawyer to help you recover. Thorp Law has extensive experience fighting for victims of car accidents and knows how to stand up to insurance companies. Our team of lawyers will walk you through the recovery process and help you obtain compensation.