There Are Ways To Collect If You Are Injured By An Uninsured Motorist
Far too many drivers go against Georgia law and fail to carry enough car insurance or fail to carry any level of car insurance. If you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you may have real questions about how you will recover the compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost income and other damages. By working closely with a knowledgeable lawyer, you can understand your options and move forward on the best possible terms.
At The Goldman Firm, we serve people injured in all types of motor vehicle crashes. Since our firm’s founding in 1989, attorney Steven Goldman and our team have helped many people across the Atlanta area and beyond navigate confusing insurance issues. We offer free initial consultations. To schedule yours, please call us at 404-857-3505.
Following a crash caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, we will look closely at the terms of your insurance policy. In Georgia, uninsured (UM)/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is not required, but of course is strongly advised. If you have UIM coverage, our attorney will bring a claim against your own insurance policy for your damages.
Will My Insurance Rates Increase If I File A UIM Claim?
In a word, no. Many people are under the misconception that their insurance rates will go up if they bring a UM claim against their insurance company. Under Georgia law, if you were not at fault in the accident, your insurance rates cannot increase. Therefore, if your car wreck was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have nothing to lose by filing a claim. You should even be able to bring a UM claim in hit-and-run accidents where the other driver cannot be located.
Do I Even Need An Attorney To Deal With My Own Insurance Company?
Absolutely. Even if you have faithfully paid your premiums for years, your own insurance company will attempt to avoid compensating you adequately for your injuries. After all, insurance companies want to pay as little as possible, even to their own insureds. With our team on your side, you will show the insurance company that you are serious about recovering all available compensation.
Contact The Goldman Firm
It costs nothing to speak to our law firm about your case. In your free initial consultation, our attorney will take the time to talk about your injuries and possible courses of action. Call 404-857-3505 or complete our online contact form today.