Recover Damages From Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers
Finding out you’ve been in an accident with an uninsured driver or one that doesn’t carry enough insurance to cover damages they’ve caused can be very stressful. However, don’t be discouraged and assume the burden falls on you to pay for property damage or bodily harm. Your insurance company may include a policy that will cover your losses, including situations where a driver has left the scene of the accident. The team at Gabert Williams Konz & Lawrynk LLP in Appleton, WI has decades of experience in these situations working hard to get drivers the compensation they deserve in accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured drivers.
We Stand Up to Insurance Companies To Get Full Recovery
Wisconsin law requires car owners to carry a minimum amount of uninsured motorist coverage. However, these policies only cover bodily injury to the driver and passengers and do not cover any damage to the vehicle or other property. When you are in an accident with a driver who is underinsured, has no insurance, or has fled the scene of the accident, there are two options to receive compensation.
- Underinsured Drivers – If the at-fault party has some form of insurance but not enough to cover all of your damages, you may file a claim against their insurance company. Once that coverage has been exhausted, you can then file a claim through your insurance to cover the rest of the damages.
- Uninsured Drivers and Hit and Runs – In these instances, you will have to file a claim against your own insurance company to cover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, physical and emotional pain, and suffering.
Our Attorneys Will Get You Rightfully Compensated
After an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you may need to file a claim against your own insurance company to get compensation for damages that you have a right to receive. Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t always forthcoming with your options or willing to pay out what they should. The team at Gabert Williams Konz & Lawrynk LLP in Appleton, WI has experiences with cases like these, and our attorneys are committed to fighting insurance companies to ensure they don’t leave accident victims with hefty bills and financial hardship. Contact us for a free 30-minute consultation to learn more about uninsured or underinsured claims today.