What Can I Do If I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver?

At a minimum, all registered vehicles in Connecticut must have 20-40 liability coverage. Liability coverage ensures that the driver is covered in the event that he or she causes damage to another vehicle. There are many times, however, that drivers do not carry any insurance at all. In these situations, victims can be left holding the bag for their losses.

Depending on the type of auto insurance you carry on your own vehicle, however, it may be possible for you to seek compensation from your own insurance company. Your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage is there to protect you in the event that the other driver does not have insurance or does not have sufficient insurance to cover your losses. This coverage can also be used in hit-and-run accidents.

It can be uncomfortable to make a claim against your own insurance company for losses from an accident you did not cause, but that is exactly the purpose of UM coverage. At Lettick & Lettick, PC, we represent clients throughout New Haven County and across Connecticut in a variety of cases involving UM claims.

Whether You Were Hit By An Uninsured Driver Or You Were The Victim Of A Hit-And-Run, We Can Help

While it is true that some insurance companies may be resistant to paying a claim for an accident that was not their insured's fault, the terms of a UM policy make the losses their responsibility. When you choose our firm, we take the time to gain a complete understanding of your accident. We conduct a thorough review of your insurance policy and give you an honest assessment of your rights under its terms.

If your policy entitles you to receive UM benefits and the insurance company is attempting to deny your claim, our attorneys will work directly with the insurance company representatives to negotiate a settlement that provides the financial support you need. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to take the matter to court.

Discuss Your UM Claim With A Lawyer

Do not take your insurance company's word that you have no claim in a UM or hit-and-run accident. Let us review your case and help you understand your rights. You can schedule a free one-hour consultation at our Hamden office. Please call us at 203-361-9330 or contact us via email to arrange an appointment.

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