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Why the Insurance Company You Pay May Fight Your Virginia Uninsured Motorist Claim and What You Can Do About It

You thought your luck couldn’t get any worse. You were already seriously injured by another driver’s negligence. You are already in pain and out of work because of someone else’s mistake. What else could go wrong?

You May Learn That the Other Driver Is Uninsured

It can be frustrating to learn that the other driver had no car insurance, meaning he has no means to compensate you for your accident injuries. It can also be maddening to learn that the driver did not break any Virginia laws by driving without insurance within Virginia and putting you in this position.

However, before you panic and begin wondering how you are going to pay your bills and medical expenses, it is important to look at your own car insurance policy. If you have uninsured motorist coverage on your own car insurance policy, your insurance company may be responsible for compensating you for your accident injuries.

You Could Learn the Insurance Company You Pay is Fighting Against You

While your insurance company may have the legal responsibility to pay you for your injuries, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Once your insurance company learns that the other driver was uninsured, then your insurance company may become your adversary in your accident case. Your insurance company has the right to act like the defendant in an accident case and fight against your claim.

Call a Culpeper Car Accident Attorney Today to Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected

You do not have to accept the initial offer from your own insurance company. Instead, you have the right to fight for a fair and just recovery with the help of an experienced Culpeper car accident lawyer. For more information, we invite you to fill out our online contact form or call us directly at 540-825-6046 or 800-741-1012 for a free consultation. Together, we will fight hard to get you the recovery you deserve.

Richard A. Dulaney
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Richard has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law.