All too often, properly insured drivers find themselves at great financial risk because of an uninsured motorist. If this happens to you, take the following steps, and then contact the Law Offices of David S. Kohm for helpful representation.
1. Call the Police
Whenever you are involved in an automobile accident, you will need the records you receive from the police office at the scene for your insurance claim. When you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, then involvement of the police becomes even more important.
2. Share Information with the Other Driver
Even though the police will be gathering this information, you will also need to have information from the other driver. Some of the information to ask for includes name, contact information, any insurance information, and identifying automobile information. If there were any witnesses to the accident, ask for their contact information as well.
3. Call Your Insurance Agent
Your insurance provider will be able to walk you through the paperwork and other steps you may need to take in order to complete your claim.
4. Schedule an Appointment with Your Doctor
Even if you feel fine, you should take the time to visit with a doctor. Automobile accidents can lead to physical and emotional stress which can take their toll over time. The medical expenses are likely to add up. When you are dealing with an uninsured motorist, your health insurance may be impacted by these expenses. When the time comes to contact an Arlington injury attorney, you’ll need to records of the doctor in order to get the appropriate reimbursement.
5. Take Your Automobile to the Mechanic
Just as with your physical condition, your automobile may have suffered in ways that you don’t notice at first. When your mechanic is working on the obvious repairs, you may want him to run a general diagnostic as well.
Any automobile accident can be traumatic. The financial impact you realize when the accident involves an uninsured motorist can make things even more difficult for you. Contact David S. Kohm online or call us at (817) 204-0900 for help.
Summary: An automobile accident involving an uninsured motorist might leave you in the lurch and put you at financial risk; take steps to protect yourself financially.