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    Uninsured motorist claims in Hartford

    How to Obtain Compensation If You Were Hit by an Uninsured Driver

    In Connecticut, all licensed drivers must carry auto insurance. Additionally, all motorists are required by law to carry a certain minimum amount of liability coverage—$25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident—along with a minimum of $25,000 in property damage. However, despite the law, many motorists choose to drive without the required auto insurance.

    If you were involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, or were involved in a hit and run accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your damages by filing an uninsured motorist claim with your own auto insurance provider. Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage is a mandatory form of insurance in Connecticut that protects you in the event you are injured by someone who does not have the required minimum liability coverage.

    To learn more about filing an uninsured motorist claim in Hartford or the nearby areas, as well as how our attorneys can help, contact Goff Law Group online or by phone at 203-399-0000.

    Do I Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

    If you are a licensed driver in the state of Connecticut, you are required to carry minimum liability insurance and uninsured motorist coverage. UM coverage should be included on your normal auto insurance policy.

    Just like with your other auto insurance coverage, Connecticut imposes minimum coverage amounts on UM policies. These amounts are as follows:

    • $25,000 per person in bodily injury coverage
    • $50,000 per accident in bodily injury coverage

    Note that you are not required by law to have UM coverage for property damage. However, you may elect to add additional UM coverage, including extra coverage in addition to the minimum bodily injury requirements, to your policy.

    Additionally, it is important to know that your UM policy covers yourself, your family, and anyone in your car at the time of the accident.

    How Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Work?

    If you are hit by an uninsured driver or involved in a hit and run, your first step would be to turn to your own auto insurance provider for UM compensation. In other words, you will need to file a claim with your own insurance company to recover damages.

    For example, say you were hit by someone who was texting and driving at the time of the collision. Both you and your passenger suffer moderate injuries in the accident. The distracted driver stops after the accident but tells you that they don’t have any car insurance. After the accident, you go to the doctor to seek treatment for your injuries, as does your passenger. While your passenger’s injuries turn out to be relatively mild, yours are more serious. You have to take time off work to heal, meaning you miss out on a week’s worth of wages. When you file a claim with your insurance company for UM compensation, you should be able to recover up to $25,000 for your losses. Together, both you and your passenger cannot recover more than $50,000 for all losses you both sustained as a result of the accident.

    Why work with an attorney?

    With a 99% success rate, Goff Law Group has a proven track record of helping clients in Connecticut obtain the compensation they need to move on from a serious construction accident. We put our clients first and are available to serve you 24/7. Your attorney is just a text or email away at all times. With offices in Hartford, Stamford, New Haven, and Shelton, we can assist clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

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