Car Accidents with Uninsured Drivers – Chicago Accident Attorney
If you have been in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may fear that you will have to pay the cost of your injuries, but in Illinois that is not always the case.
If you are hit by an uninsured driver, you may be able to get compensation with your own uninsured motorist coverage.
If you have been hurt in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may be able to get compensation with the provisions of your uninsured motorist coverage. For more information about your legal rights and options, please call (312) 957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices in Chicago today for a free initial consultation.
How Your Insurance Covers You
There are two types of insurance policy that can cover you in a car accident with an uninsured motorist:
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is optional coverage that will cover the cost of your injuries up to the stated limit no matter who is at fault for a car accident.
- Uninsured Motorist (UM) is required coverage that will cover you if your accident is with a hit-and-run driver or with an uninsured motorist who is at fault for the car accident.
How Negligence Can Affect Compensation
Illinois utilizes a system of negligence known as comparative negligence, which means that each person is entitled to compensation for the amount the court decides the other driver or drivers are at fault.
PIP coverage is not affected by negligence, but UM insurance will only cover you for the extent the other driver is found to be at fault for your car accident. An experience car accident attorney can help you demonstrate the other driver’s fault so you can get maximum coverage for your injuries.
Contact Willens Law Offices to Receive a Free Consultation from an Experienced Attorney
To discuss your personal injury, medical malpractice, car accident or wrongful death case, call our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys today at (312) 957-4166 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Initially, we will listen to you and offer you guidance. We see this initial FREE consultation not only as a way for us to get to know you, but also for you to better understand who we are and what we can do, so you can feel comfortable making the decision as to which law firm to hire.