Uninsured Motorist Claims
Recent studies have shown that 28% of Mississippi motorists are uninsured. If you are injured in a car accident and the driver of the car that hit you does not have insurance, how does that affect you? If the other vehicle's driver is underinsured and their insurance policy does not cover all of your damages, will you get the medical treatment you deserve? Will you have to absorb the additional costs?
In situations like these, you hope that your uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage is sufficient to make up for the difference you need to pay for your medical bills. This type of insurance covers you for property damage and bodily injuries when hit by a motorist who does not carry enough insurance to cover the extent of all of your damages.
Mississippi law sets a statute of limitations and fixes the length of time that an injured party has in which to file an uninsured / underinsured motorist claim. If you have been injured in a car accident and the driver of the other vehicle lacked a sufficient amount of insurance coverage or the accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver, don't wait too long to file a claim.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident by somebody who did not have enough insurance, or if you or someone you know has been struck by a hit-and-run driver, please call Paul Snow for advice and help at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.
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