Accidents Involving Uninsured Drivers
Stoughton Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
According to government estimates, anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of drivers nationwide are either underinsured (that is, the maximum payout of their policies wouldn’t reasonably cover the total damage inflicted to property, vehicles or other individuals by a car accident) or completely uninsured.
As you can imagine, pursuing an uninsured driver for damages resulting from a car accident can be a complicated undertaking, but this doesn’t mean you should simply throw up your hands and agree to swallow the costs yourself. Our lawyers know that, in cases involving an uninsured driver, other, insured parties may be held at least partially accountable for contributing to the accident.
Holding Other Parties Accountable
Driving without insurance is often associated with other antisocial behaviors: for example, a significant number of uninsured drivers involved in car accidents turn out to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If this is the case, it may be possible to take action against the restaurant or bar that served the customer alcohol, regardless of whether they were aware of the driver’s insurance status. Also, if the uninsured driver is not the owner of the car—and if that person drove the car with the owner’s knowledge and consent—then you may be entitled to pursue the car’s owner for damages, rather than the driver.
In Massachusetts, drivers are required to purchase underinsured driver insurance (that is, an insurance policy that makes up the difference if the other driver involved in an accident does not have sufficient insurance). If you are involved in an accident with an underinsured or uninsured driver, The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan will work with your underinsured driver insurance company to ensure that they make good on your claim.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced Stoughton, Massachusetts car accident and personal injury attorneys assist auto / car accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Abington Plymouth.
A car accident can be emotionally and financially stressful and the anxiety can quickly build with all the confusing paperwork that follows in the wake of an accident. Most people never deal with these issues and paperwork until they get into a car accident. Our personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan will handle all your paper work from the beginning. It is part of our overall personal injury claims service to provide help with car repair, rental, and storage issues.
We will put all the insurance providers on notice that we are handling your case and that they should direct all paper work and questions to our attention. Once we put them on notice that you have retained our personal injury services they can not contact or harass you. This will protect from giving any statements that can be used against you.
FAQs About Car Accident and PIP Insurance Claims
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