Were you injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
When the negligent or reckless driving of another motorist results in a car accident that causes injury to you or a loved one, you should not be responsible for any financial damages. Typically, the cost is covered by the insurance provider of the driver that caused the accident. So what happens when they are uninsured? The answer can be convoluted and may require legal action to enforce it. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we want to help you understand how to hold liable parties accountable for the consequences of their mistakes.
Our Beaumont injury lawyers have numerous accolades that prove their success in efficiently and aggressively representing clients with personal injury lawsuits. Attorney Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury trial law, which is an accomplishment that only 10% of all practicing lawyers in Texas can claim. Additionally, he has been named to the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. You can trust that our team of legal professionals is dedicated to providing nothing but the highest quality legal representation to all of our clients.
Steps to Prove Fault
When you’ve been in any accident that has caused an injury to you or your loved ones, there are critical first steps that you should take to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable. These steps become even more essential if the at-fault driver is not adequately insured.
Immediately after an accident, take the following actions:
- Call the police – notify them that the driver responsible for the accident is uninsured and request an ambulance for injured passengers.
- Gather information – if you are able, document a description of the uninsured driver, passengers, and car, as well as the license plate number and contact information.
- Take pictures – capture the uninsured motorist’s car and any physical evidence that may provide proof of fault, including skid marks or destroyed property.
- Speak to witnesses – gather any witness testimony that may be available, including names and contact information if they are willing to provide it.
Any evidence that you can compile at the scene of an accident with an uninsured motorist is crucial to your injury case. This is because you may need to pursue legal action to seek full compensation, which will require extensive proof that the uninsured driver was at fault.
Who pays for damages caused by an uninsured motorist?
In essence, when a negligent driver causes an accident and does not have insurance, or is insured for just a minimal amount, the injured person can seek compensation through his or her own provider. Unfortunately, insurance agencies are not in the business of giving away money, and will often take advantage of unrepresented victims and can deny or underpay a settlement that you deserve.
For this reason, it is essential that you have a competent and aggressive attorney to help you fight for compensation for your injury and any financial hardships it may have caused you. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you have the right to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim against your insurance company, as well as the negligent party.
We will help you seek compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income
- Funeral expenses
- Vocational rehabilitation or training
Let Us Help You Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Just because your claim for compensation may be against your insurer and not the careless driver’s insurer doesn’t mean you will necessarily be treated fairly. However, our attorneys at Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, know that you deserve payment for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering from your insurer when uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is in place and applicable to your case.
If you have been injured by a driver that is uninsured, we are prepared to help you take the necessary action to seek compensation. Our Beaumont personal injury attorneys will work with you one-on-one to build a personalized case to face insurance providers and hold liable parties accountable. Additionally, you will only pay attorney’s fees if we secure a recovery on your behalf.
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie
I was referred to Nishi and Brasher Law Firm after my father had trouble getting paid for a claim from his insurance company. Not only did I find Nishi to be prompt, courteous and professional… but she was also extremely knowledgeable and efficient. There aren’t enough available stars for my family to express our gratitude for her service! Thank You!D. Ware