UNINSURED MOTORISTS IN OKC
Our chances of being hit by an uninsured motorist are high in Oklahoma. The Insurance Research Council estimates that more than 24 percent of drivers in the state are uninsured. That is the fourth highest rate in the nation.
The Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys represent clients who were injured by uninsured or under-insured motorists, as well as those harmed by hit-and-run drivers. In these cases and some other car accident claims, we look to our client’s own uninsured motorist coverage to step in and pay what is owed.
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If you are making a claim against your own policy, you become an “adverse party,” someone who can cost the insurance company money. The insurance company is motivated to pay you as little as possible for your damages. Our car accident lawyers are aware of these practices and will work to see that you obtain fair compensation for the full amount of your accident-related damages. Damages may include pain and suffering, lost wages or income, medical and rehabilitation costs and property damage.
Some clients are hesitant to make a claim because they believe it will increase their insurance rates. Insurance companies treat car accident claims against uninsured motorist coverage differently than they do claims in which the policyholder was at fault for the accident. Your insurance rates are likely to go up whether or not a claim is filed. Get the recovery you have been paying your premiums for.
You buy car insurance to protect other people if you cause them harm. It is important to protect yourself against other drivers who don’t have adequate coverage.
Our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys pursue all possible sources of financial compensation. If the driver who hit you was drunk, for example, we will investigate whether a bar or restaurant that served the driver alcohol is liable for damages.
Our law firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your uninsured or under-insured claims. Please contact us by e-mail or call (405) 378-3033. For your convenience, we have offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Sayre.