The Uninsured Motorist
As of June 1, 2010, the State of Wisconsin will require that all drivers be covered under an auto insurance policy with few exceptions available to those persons who can otherwise demonstrate the ability to pay for the damages incurred in an accident. Unfortunately, as with any law, there will be those persons who choose to ignore the requirements or who are driven by necessity and/or emergency to violate the law. This can become a serious problem when an uninsured motorist becomes involved in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether or not he or she is considered to be at fault.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, or if you were uninsured at the time of a collision that was caused by another, a civil lawsuit may be the only means available to secure the financial compensation that you need to cope with the damages you have endured. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn how we can help.
Potentially Recoverable Damages
The purpose of automobile insurance policies is to provide a means of helping to defray or eliminate the expense of contending with a car accident’s aftermath, and it is often the case that the benefits available under an insurance policy may be insufficient. That puts into perspective precisely how problematic an accident involving an uninsured motorist can be, as that already inadequate resource is completely absent. Potentially recoverable damages in a civil lawsuit may include:
- Medical expenses
- Automobile repair costs
- Lost present and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship (in the event of a wrongful death)
The cost of medical care alone after an accident can be staggering. When combined with the other effects of an accident, the need for legal action quickly becomes apparent. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to find out what we can do for you.