December 13, 2019

What to Do when Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Wisconsin

Being involved in a car accident is already difficult. These crashes can be serious and often fatal. If you manage to survive it, you’re looking at thousands of dollars in recovery costs. To make matters worse, maybe you were hit by an underinsured or uninsured driver. What now? 

If you’re not sure what to do when hit by an uninsured driver in Wisconsin, your lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg may be able to help. Reach out for the guidance you need during this difficult time. 

Getting Help from the Insurance Company

After the car accident, your best option for recovery may be your insurance company. Wisconsin is a fault state, which means the responsible party is also financially liable for your accident. However, if they don’t have insurance, you may be able to get help from your own company. 

Your policy should include some uninsured motorist coverage. That means that, even if the other driver is uninsured, your insurance company may cover the losses you’ve suffered. 

However, the insurer may not be willing to pay in full if your injuries are especially severe. Your uninsured accident lawyer may instead help you file a claim in court for your accident. This can be difficult because the at-fault driver doesn’t likely have a lot of money. It’s in this time that you need to rely on the expertise of your attorney. 

Compensation Offered for Your Claim

If you’re dealing with an uninsured driver, you’ll still need to seek out the full compensation you deserve for a claim. That means all your losses, both financial and emotional, should be covered by your settlement. 

First, you might be thinking mostly about your financial losses. For example, repairing your car can be expensive, and you’ll need compensation for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with your claim. 

However, you might also need help with your non-financial losses. For example, you might have suffered through severe amounts of pain because of your crash. But, how is pain quantified? Your lawyer can help you here, too. If you didn’t cause the crash that injured you, you shouldn’t be responsible for the costs associated with recovering from it. 

Contact an Uninsured Accident Lawyer for Guidance

Seeking out compensation for your car accident when the other driver can’t even afford insurance is difficult, to say the least. You need compensation for your recovery, but it can be tough to find the right source of your recovery funds. Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to secure the full compensation you deserve after your accident. 

At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, we understand the difficulties you might have with seeking compensation from the other driver. That’s why you’ll need a Wisconsin uninsured driver lawyer on your side. Starting with a free consultation, we can help you understand the concerns you might have with your case and how we can help. 

When you’re ready to seek funds for your recovery, reach out. Your attorney can be contacted by calling 414-271-7007, or you can fill out the online form below for more information.