Some vehicle owners ignore mandatory motor vehicle insurance requirements and fail to maintain a valid insurance policy. Unfortunately, some drivers immediately leave the scene of an accident without providing a name, address, or any other identification.
If you have been injured by an uninsured vehicle or a “hit and run” driver, you may still be able to receive compensation from uninsured motorist coverage under an applicable policy.
We have also represented numerous clients seriously injured by drivers holding insufficient amounts of insurance coverage. In many of these instances, we obtained additional compensation substantially above the amount collected from the other driver’s insurance policy by pursuing an underinsured motorist claim.
Most people don’t realize that they hold mandatory uninsured motorist coverage and possibly underinsured coverage, or that coverage applies not only when you are the operator or passenger of any vehicle, but also if you are an injured pedestrian or bicyclist.
Seiden & Kaufman has extensive experience handling uninsured and underinsured matters.
If you have been involved in a “hit-and-run” accident, or the other vehicle’s owner had no insurance coverage, an uninsured motorist claim must be filed immediately with the appropriate insurance carrier.
Likewise, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident a prompt investigation must be conducted to determine the insurance coverage available for the at-fault vehicle and whether an applicable policy includes underinsured motorist coverage.
Consequently, you should contact Seiden & Kaufman immediately if you are injured in any type of accident involving a motor vehicle. A thorough investigation will be conducted to identify every possible avenue of recovery.