Motor vehicle accidents are unpleasant experiences even at the best of times. As the shock of
impact wears off and you regain your bearings, the last thing you want
to hear is that the driver that hit you does not have adequate insurance
– or worse, does not have insurance at all. If you have been injured
in a collision with an uninsured or underinsured motorist (UIM), you need
an advocate on your side who can ensure your rights are protected and
handle the complications of dealing with your insurance company on your
behalf. You need a New York City car accident lawyer from Lurie, Ilchert,
MacDonnell & Ryan LLP in your corner.
Reasons to trust our team of world-class advocates include:
- More than $500 million recovered in verdicts and settlements
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- More than a century’s worth of combined legal experience
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If we are not successful, you will not pay us a dime.
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Can I File a Claim Against an Underinsured Driver?
The state of New York operates under a no-fault system, meaning that injured
parties are required to seek compensation under their own personal injury
protection (PIP) coverage. In the event that the cost of your injuries
should exceed the limits of your PIP coverage, you may file a civil claim
against the insurance company of the at fault driver. Unfortunately, not
all drivers obey New York’s compulsory automobile insurance laws.
In these situations, your options to pursue compensation are either to
file a civil claim against the at-fault driver in hopes that they have
the money to pay for your losses, or to file a claim under your policy’s
UM/UIM insurance can help pay for the following:
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repairs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
The process of actually collecting these benefits can be much easier said
than done. Even if you have been a paying customer for years, your insurer
may do everything within its power to minimize or even deny your claim.
Our attorneys understand how insurance companies work and can use this
knowledge to your advantage. From gathering records to examining the cause
of your crash, we will keep you fully informed and help you rest easy
knowing that your rights are protected.
Discuss Your Claim with Us for Free
As soon as you find out that the other driver was not insured, contact
our New York City car accident lawyers right away. We can advise you on
the most appropriate course of action and minimize your chances of being
stuck with the full financial burden of your crash. Most importantly,
we will never make more money than you do, and we will not charge you
a cent for our services unless we are successful on your behalf.
Fill out an online form today to schedule your complimentary case review.