Injured By Uninsured/Underinsured Driver?
You want to receive maximum compensation after a negligent driver causes you or a family member to suffer serious injuries. But accomplishing this can be challenging when that driver has insufficient insurance coverage to cover your costs, especially when he or she carries no insurance at all. So how do you obtain the money to which you are entitled?
Where Do You Start?
The first step after a car crash is to contact me, attorney Christopher E. Mast. I have provided personalized, aggressive personal injury representation to clients for more than 30 years. My No. 1 goal in every case is to obtain the best outcome possible while achieving my clients’ goals. I will personally handle every aspect of your case, so you need not worry about it being handed off to a less experienced lawyer or paralegal. I am always a phone call away to answer any questions you might have.
Please schedule an initial phone consultation today by calling my Naples law office at 239-434-5922. You may also contact my firm online and I will reach out to discuss your situation as soon as possible.
All injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.
Uninsured vs. Underinsured Accidents
There are ways we can pursue compensation if an uninsured or underinsured motorist was at-fault in an accident:
- Underinsured motorists: It is important to speak to an experienced attorney before speaking with any insurance representative or accepting an initial settlement offer as without obtaining policy limits from the bodily injury carrier and receiving your insurance carrier’s permission to accept the policy limits, you would be unable to pursue underinsured motorist coverage through your own policy of automobile insurance. Insurance companies want to settle your claim for as little as possible. They do this by devaluing the true cost of your injuries or by misrepresenting the maximum amount available under their client’s coverage. I will not let this happen. I will work hard and investigate every aspect of your claim to ensure you receive everything to which you are entitled, including pursuing compensation under your own policy when the at fault driver possesses bodily injury coverage of less than the injuries and damages incurred by you because of the accident.
- Uninsured motorists: Likewise, in Florida uninsured motorists are more common than you might think. One option you might have in these instances is to pursue compensation directly from the at-fault driver. However, this can be difficult as uninsured drivers often have few assets with which they can pay. Another option is to take advantage of your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This involves filing a claim with your personal insurance carrier. Also, if you are covered under two or more separate insurance policies, you may combine or “stack” the coverage under each separate policy together and receive coverage under all the policies. Alternatively, if you have a policy of insurance which covers two or more automobiles, your policy may permit the “stacking” of the coverage for each separate automobile insured under the policy.
Contact an Attorney Who Is Ready To Fight for You
You choice in attorney is very important as it can have a big impact on the outcome of your case. You will have the opportunity to learn about me, my experience and the services I provide. I want each client I serve to feel comfortable and confident in knowing he or she hired an attorney dedicated to his or her cause.
Please schedule an initial phone consultation today by contacting my Naples law firm online. You may also call my office directly at 239-434-5922.