If you were injured in a car accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment. This is all while fighting for the compensation you deserve. The dedicated Mount Vernon car accident attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. help people injured by uninsured motorists. We know that it can be more difficult to recover damages if you were hit by an uninsured motorist.
When a person is injured by an uninsured motorist in a car accident, they generally seek a settlement. This is done through their uninsured motorist coverage because most people don’t have enough assets to cover damages. In underinsured motorist claims, the at-fault party was not carrying enough liability to cover the damages they caused. Underinsured driver coverage pays for this gap. In uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims, the injured party makes a claim against their own insurance company. This is up to the limit of their uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and the amount of their primary coverage.
Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Over the years, the Mount Vernon car accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit, Island and Snohomish County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our uninsured car crash clients. We take the stress off while we interview witnesses, gather documents, negotiate, and submit a claim to binding arbitration, if necessary. (In uninsured motorist claims, your lawyer cannot file a lawsuit against your car insurance company in the event that a settlement cannot be reached.)
Our network of well-regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury.
Can I make a car accident claim against an uninsured motorist?
Yes, drivers injured by an uninsured driver would make a claim against their own uninsured motorist coverage up to the limit of their uninsured driver coverage.
Should I work with my insurance company to settle my uninsured motorist car accident claim?
An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. Even when you are filing a claim against your own uninsured motorist coverage. If the insurance adjuster has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair. Your claim could be worth more, or if you should hire a Mount Vernon car accident lawyer to force the insurance company to pay you. Potentially the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation, we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.
How much do I have to pay to hire a lawyer to pursue an uninsured motorist claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim. We provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. You will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case. Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients. And does not require our clients to pay any of these costs upfront. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs. This includes a percentage of the settlement.
How does a Mount Vernon Car Accident Attorney help with an uninsured motorist claim?
A car accident lawyer helps their clients navigate the uninsured motorist claim process. And also place a value on the claim as medical diagnoses and medical treatment unfold. If your accident attorney determines that your case is worth more than the defendant’s liability coverage, they will inform your insurer immediately that you intend to make an underinsured or uninsured driver claim against it.
Your car accident lawyer will:
- Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case for your injury claim.
- Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
- Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
- Advise you about what to do with your damaged vehicle or on the fair value of your vehicle if it was totaled.
- Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement, even if that means working through mediation or arbitration.
If you or a loved one was injured, you have enough to worry about. Let us give you peace of mind. Call the experienced Mount Vernon car accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. today.