Stamford, CT Attorneys Represent Victims Injured by Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
You have options if you are hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist
Any car accident creates difficult questions and trying times. If the accident involved an uninsured or underinsured motorist, even more questions and worries are likely to arise. Connecticut is not a “no fault” state when it comes to car insurance. This means that anyone injured in a car accident has the right to immediately seek compensation for his or her losses from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. But what if the at-fault driver is uninsured? What if he or she does not have enough insurance? What if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, and the other driver left the scene instead of sharing insurance information?
Located in Stamford, Connecticut, The Pickel Law Firm, LLC has an active and successful personal injury practice. Our law firm provides practical and thorough legal representation to victims injured in accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists or as a result of a hit-and-run accident. Our team of attorneys has more than 65 years’ combined legal experience that we bring to bear on behalf of every client the firm represents in Stamford, Norwalk and the surrounding communities.
Our insurance background gives us an edge
Our managing partner, Alan Scott Pickel, is a former insurance company defense lawyer who provides comprehensive insight into how an insurance company is likely to defend itself in any given case. If you were hit by an uninsured motorist, we may be able to help you find sources of compensation, even if your car insurance policy does not include uninsured motorist coverage.
Your rights and responsibilities under Connecticut’s car insurance laws
All drivers in Connecticut must carry at least $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident of bodily injury liability insurance. Your insurance company also offers higher limits than the legal minimum, which is advisable for you to purchase. As a Connecticut driver, unless you opt out in writing, you must also carry the same limits for uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage. Here’s what it means:
- Uninsured motorist — If a driver without insurance hits your car, your insurance should cover your personal injuries and property damage up to your policy limits. Your insurance premiums should not increase.
- Underinsured motorist — The at-fault driver may have insurance, but not enough to cover all your injuries and property damage. In that case, you can pursue compensation through your underinsured motorist insurance policy if your limits of coverage are higher than the at-fault driver. Your insurance premiums should not increase.
Helping Connecticut car accident victims since 1990
Our law firm has a long record of success negotiating and litigating compensation for car accident victims. We have achieved significant settlements — including seven-figure judgments — on behalf of past clients who were involved in accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists or with drivers who fled the scene. If you have been in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, seek legal assistance to protect your right to full and fair compensation for property damage, unpaid medical bills, lost wages, future medical needs, and pain and suffering.
Learn about your options if you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist
For more information about your options to recover damages in an uninsured or underinsured motorist accident in Connecticut, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent injured clients on contingency in the Connecticut communities of Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk and Bridgeport. Hablamos español.