Harrisburg Uninsured Motorist Lawyers
Carrying an adequate car insurance policy is the responsible and courteous thing for a driver or car owner to do. In recognition of this, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established minimum standards of coverage that a driver must hold to legally operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, due to an aversion to paying for the minimum insurance, or a misguided belief that they will not be involved in an accident, there is an unacceptably large number of uninsured motorists on the roadways.
Not only that, but the reality is that the minimum mandated insurance does not cover the actual costs of many accidents, leaving a driver underinsured and the victim of an accident with no means of acquiring the insurance benefits he or she needs. But depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to seek a legal action against the uninsured or underinsured motorist who caused it.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist, contact the Harrisburg car accident lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at . We can fight to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Roughly one in four drivers will experience an accident during any given five year span, but that does not enter the mind of the driver who chooses to forgo the necessary insurance. Conversely, even though you carry solid insurance, you may have been inclined to imagine that you would not be involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. But consider:
- 7 % of drivers in Pennsylvania are uninsured
- 30-50 % of drivers are generally underinsured, depending on how the data are interpreted
This just goes to show how widespread a problem this really is. Every day people are involved in accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists, and there is no way to tell just by looking at the car someone is driving.
If you have incurred property damage, lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses in an a car accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist, contact the Harrisburg car accident lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at to discuss your legal rights and options.