I was Involved in an Accident, but my Insurance Lapsed. What now?
Before a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she is required to have at least a minimum level of car insurance. If you have been involved in a car accident after your insurance lapsed, …
Before a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she is required to have at least a minimum level of car insurance. If you have been involved in a car accident after your insurance lapsed, you are probably wondering what will happen next. In all honesty, what you do following a car accident depends greatly on whether you or the other driver was at fault. Our state is what is considered to be an at-fault state. This means that if you are involved in a car accident and the other driver is at fault for the accident, the fact that your insurance has lapsed will play no role in your pursuit of damages.
If you were at fault, and your insurance has lapsed, the other driver will be forced to file an uninsured motorist claim against his or her own insurance policy to recover damages. There is also a strong possibility that the insurance company will then sue you in an effort to get back the money they had to pay out. In either instance, whether you are deemed to be at fault or not, we strongly recommend you have legal counsel to represent you in your case. The attorneys here at McCoy & McCoy have more than 50 years combined legal experience.
We are known for our advocacy and the protection of victims’ rights throughout the Hartford and surrounding areas. We have helped provide countless individuals with the legal guidance they needed after being involved in a car accident. At our firm, it’s all about our clients. With a Board Certified attorney on your side, you are far more likely to have success protecting your rights and recovering the compensation you may be eligible to receive. To discuss your case and review the options available to you, contact a Hartford car accident attorney at our firm now.