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Legal Options After a Texas Car Accident with an Uninsured Driver

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, or someone who was violating state auto insurance laws by not carrying the required minimum coverage, you have several legal options. These options could help you recoup any costs incurred on damages, repairs, and medical bills because of the accident. 

First, if you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, make sure the police are involved. This will ensure the driver is penalized not only for the damages they caused to you and your vehicle, but also for their violation of state auto insurance laws. This could result in the suspension of their driver's license, impoundment of their car, and even jail time. It can also be used as evidence in a claim.

Second, consider suing the driver in a small claims court for the costs you have incurred. The amount for which you are allowed to sue varies greatly by state, so be sure to seek legal advice before filing.

Third, meet with an experienced car accident attorney when the injuries and damages are extreme. An attorney will know the best legal routes to take in order to get you the most compensation and guarantee your case's success.

Contacting a Texas Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you could be eligible for compensation toward your damages, repairs, and medical bills. Call a car accident attorney at The Kahn Firm at 713-226-9900 or 844-301-KAHN to discuss your case today.

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