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What are my options if the other driver's insurance has lapsed?

July 7, 2023
If you've been in a car accident and the other driver's insurance has lapsed, it can be a stressful situation. But don't worry yet - there could be options available to you.

Firstly, you can file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is designed to protect you in situations where the other driver doesn't have insurance or their insurance has lapsed. Your insurance company will then pursue legal action against the other driver to recover any damages.

Another option is to file a lawsuit against the other driver. This can be a more complicated process, but it may be necessary if your injuries are severe and your medical bills are piling up. In this case, you'll need to hire a personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve.

It's important to note that even if the other driver's insurance has lapsed, they may still be held liable for any damages they caused. However, collecting compensation from them may be more difficult without insurance coverage.

In summary, if you're involved in an accident with a driver whose insurance has lapsed, you can file a claim with your own insurance company or pursue legal action against the other driver. It's always best to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Call 844-227-9739 to start your free consultation today.

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Jacob s. hughey

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Jacob is a compassionate, no-nonsense personal injury attorney. Rest assured, he will fight for the best outcome possible for your injuries.

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Dustin C. Brown

Attorney and Partner

Dustin practices law for the individual because people need a strong voice in their corner.

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