Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uninsured Motorist Claim?

One of the most traumatizing things that can happen to anyone is to be involved in a car accident. Dealing with the stress and injuries from the accident is bad enough, but knowing another driver caused the accident and this same driver has no insurance to cover the damages is another thing entirely.

Imagine you’re cruising down the road, enjoying the scenery and minding your own business, when suddenly another car crashes into yours. You manage to come out of your vehicle and confront the other driver, only to find out they are not insured. It may seem like you would have to bear the burden of the damages, but this is where your uninsured motorist insurance provider comes into play.

Uninsured motorist coverage is a part of your car insurance policy. It will help you cover the costs of damages you incurred from an accident caused by another driver who doesn’t have insurance. It’s like your insurance company stepping in to help you when the other driver can’t. To have access to this help, you have to make an uninsured motorist claim.

This part is where it gets complex. As a policyholder, you may be wondering whether you need an uninsured motorist claim lawyer to help you during your claim process or if you can make a claim yourself. This blog will help you decide; if you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Leverty & Associates Law. We offer free initial consultations.

Why hire our uninsured motorist claim attorney?

At Leverty & Associates Law, we have a team of experienced and highly skilled lawyers who can help you with your insurance claim process. We have dedicated more than four decades of combined experience to clients who need legal help; we can assist you, too.

No insurance company is too big for us to handle; we can fight on your behalf and ensure you get fair and just treatment.

We will make your legal needs our priority. We know how insurance companies can be, and we also understand how to tackle them. Contact us today at (775) 322-6636 (Reno) or (702) 507-0201 (Las Vegas) to learn more about how we can help you.

What happens when you file an uninsured motorist claim?

In the aftermath of a car accident, after finding out that the other driver does not have insurance, the next step to take is to make an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company. However, if you think because it is your insurance provider, things are going to be easier, you’re wrong.

Insurance companies are well-known for denying claims, even legitimate ones. Your uninsured motorist claim will be heavily scrutinized. They might tell you that you do not have enough evidence to support your claim, or they might say to you that you’re partially at fault and you are not eligible for damages.

They might even say your injuries are not severe enough or that they are injuries that existed before the car accident. However, when you have our uninsured motorist claim attorneys by your side, they will make sure insurance companies have little or no excuse to deny your claim.

Why you need an uninsured motorist claim lawyer

The following are reasons why you need an uninsured motorist lawyer when filing a claim:

Legal expertise

Dealing with uninsured motorist claims is not exactly easy unless you’re in the legal profession. Our lawyers understand the complexities of insurance laws, and they can handle the whole process for you. We will help you protect your rights and help you do the right things at the right time.

Investigate and gather evidence

Our uninsured motorist claim attorney will help you investigate the accident thoroughly. They will also assist you in gathering evidence that will help support your claim. They will help you get pictures or videos of the crash scene. Your medical reports, bills, and accounts from other witnesses can help you build a strong case, and our lawyers know how to gather all of these.

We have been involved in numerous claims and appeals for our clients and have a winning track record.

Negotiations and settlements

Our uninsured motorist claim attorney will help you negotiate with your insurance company. We know what documents are needed and how they should be filled and filed. This will reduce the occurrence of mistakes that can make your insurance company find faults and deny your claim. Our attorneys will work hard to make sure a favorable settlement is reached.

Maximize compensation

Even when your insurance company approves your claim, they may not give you full compensation. However, when you have our uninsured motorist claim attorney by your side, they will demand maximum compensation. We will make sure the compensation covers all the bills for the injuries, damages, and losses you incurred from the car accident.

Court representation

If, after negotiations, no agreement is reached, our attorney will file a lawsuit and then represent you in court. A proper representation by our lawyer in court will increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Generally, having an uninsured motorist claim lawyer by your side can help relieve your stress. We will make sure to assist and support you legally. We will also help protect your rights and increase the likelihood of a successful resolution to your claim.

Get help from Leverty & Associates Law

At Leverty & Associates Law, we have dedicated over 40 years of experience, knowledge, and skills to our clients. We have helped them achieve their legal goals; this is why we have positive testimonials and a great relationship with them. We work on a contingency fee basis, so contact us at (775) 322-6636 (Reno) or (702) 507-0201 (Las Vegas) for a free initial consultation.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]