Minimize Your Liability in an Underinsured or Uninsured Motorist Settlement
If you have been involved in a car accident and do not have insurance or are underinsured, our attorneys can help you achieve the best possible outcome through strategic settlement negotiations and aggressive defense at trial. At Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, we understand that accidents and claims can be overwhelming, especially for clients without full coverage. Our team has been providing valuable representation in cases involving underinsured or uninsured motorist settlement for decades and can deliver sound counsel to assist you through the legal process. To find out how we can successfully minimize your liability and resolve your case in less than a year, contact our firm today.
After a Car Accident
There is a great deal at stake in a car accident, which can result in health and property damage, criminal proceedings, and potential loss of assets. A car accident victim should exercise extreme caution after an accident, taking steps to protect their interests. This is critical for uninsured and underinsured drivers, who are exposed to a higher risk of being found partially or fully liable.
Following an accident, an uninsured or underinsured driver should:
- Never speak to insurance adjusters
- Contact a reputable car accident lawyer
- Provide your lawyer with a copy of your insurance policy and declarations page to determine the extent of your coverage
- Provide documentation of the accident, including a copy of the police report, witness statements, and photographs or videography
- Provide a written rejection of underinsured or uninsured motorists coverage
Our attorneys can review all pieces of evidence in order to build a strong case in your defense.
Settlements vs. Trial
Most underinsured or uninsured driver cases can be settled in less than a year with a qualified attorney. The key to this timeframe is settlement, whereby both parties involved agree to certain terms and thereby end the claim. A claim that is not settled will go to trial. Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims seen before a judge usually take over one year and may be more costly. As such, settlements are the preferred method of resolving this type of claim.