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Car accidents are a terrifying, all too frequent occurrence across the United States. They can cause serious, permanent, or even life-threatening or fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should be able to focus on recovering from your physical injuries. Unfortunately, your recovery may be made more difficult by the stress of financial burdens caused by the accident. We expect to be made whole or at least recompensed by insurance when we are involved in an accident caused by someone else. However, adding to the nightmare are uninsured motorists who may leave you with mounting medical bills without insurance coverage to pay for your damages.
If you or a loved one has been hit by an uninsured driver, you should immediately contact the car accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation. If we are not able to win your case, you will not owe us anything.
what is uninsured motorist coverage?
Many insurance companies offer uninsured motorist insurance, also known as Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury (UMBI) insurance. This kind of insurance coverage will typically pay your medical expenses if you are injured in an accident caused by an uninsured driver.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance
Depending on the terms of your individual policy, it may also pay for any lost income you may have missed as a result of having to miss work because of the accident. Further, this insurance may also pay for the medical expenses of any passengers who were in your vehicle and injured in the accident. However, your uninsured motorist insurance policy will generally have a policy limit setting the total amount of compensation that you or any passengers may receive to pay for any medical expenses.
Uninsured Motorist Property Damage Coverage
Meanwhile, motorists may also be able to purchase coverage for vehicle damage. Uninsured motorist property damage coverage will generally pay to repair your vehicle after an accident. If your vehicle was totaled or unable to be repaired, your policy may instead pay you the fair market value of your vehicle to help you purchase a new vehicle, so long as the car’s value is less than your policy limits.
Meanwhile, this type of insurance coverage may also provide compensation for any property damage incurred aside from damage to your vehicle. For example, if the uninsured motorist crashed at your property, damaging a fence or mailbox, or hitting your home or parked vehicle, your policy may provide compensation for these types of property damage as well, up to your policy limits.
Underinsured Motorist Protection Coverage
Finally, you may also be able to purchase underinsured motorist protection from your auto insurance company. This coverage is generally purchased to cover the difference between the liability coverage that the at-fault driver does have and the full extent of your losses and damages. In many cases, minimum liability insurance requirements mandated in a state may not cover all of your medical expenses and damages you may have suffered in an accident. In such an event, underinsured motorist protection coverage should cover this difference, up to your policy limits.