Athens Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist Claim Attorneys
Athens car accidents cause more injury, death, and economic loss than any other crime or civic issue
Motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in Athens and across Clarke County. Many crashes are caused by drivers who carry no insurance coverage, or who carry too little insurance to fully cover the damages caused by the collision. When this happens, injured drivers must launch a new kind of accident claim, known as an Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist Claim (UM/UIM).
What is a UM/UIM Claim, exactly?
When the at-fault driver doesn't have enough coverage to pay for your medical bills, damaged vehicle, and other costs associated with the accident, then you must look to your own insurance policy to get the coverage needed. You can do this if your policy includes a UM/UIM provision. The Weinstein injury lawyers urge every driver to include UM/UIM coverage in your insurance policy. It protects you from the damages that an under-insured driver can cause.
After an accident, get information from the region's law enforcement and rescue agencies
- The Athens Police Department offers information on accidents, which will be needed to support your UM/UIM claim. Your Weinstein accident attorney will gather copies of these reports.
- The Athens Fire & Rescue Department often helps people after a serious crash, and their reports are needed for your claim as well.
- When a crash happens outside of city limits, the Clarke County Sheriff's Department or the Georgia State Patrol may respond. They too will produce reports we will need to build your insurance claim.
These departments are a good resource to get information after an accident with an under-insured or uninsured driver.
When someone is injured in an Athens car accident, what needs to happen next?
In any injury accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the immediate financial cost. Your Weinstein accident lawyer will gather copies of your medical records and bills to further support your insurance claim.
The major hospitals in the area include St. Mary’s Hospital.
. The larger regional medical centers include:
- Emory University Hospital;
- Piedmont Atlanta Hospital;
- Atlanta Medical Center;
- Northside Hospital Atlanta.
As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out if medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.
When an Athens car accident is serious or fatal, the Weinstein Firm helps injured people and families
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to work with our experienced Athens personal injury attorneys to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury, UM/UIM, or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage. Having a great car accident lawyer on board is a relief to injured people, or to the family left behind when a car accident proves fatal.
The Weinstein Firm offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win
The Weinstein attorneys handle all of their personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.
Contact us today to get your questions answered and receive a free case evaluation. We can help you get your life back on track.