What Should You do When Hit by an Uninsured Driver?
While in most states, driving while uninsured is illegal, about 26% of the drivers in Florida are driving uninsured vehicles. Getting into an accident in that situation can be very difficult, especially since Florida is a no-fault state. If you or your vehicle has been injured in a car accident while the driver was not insured, Ward T. Berg, Personal Injury attorney will give you the confidence to go the right path in your legal journey.
What Should you do after an auto accident with an uninsured driver?
- Call the police
- No Bribes
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Call the police
In an instance like this, you should call the police. They will take an accident report which you can use to detail the facts of your case.
Exchange information with the uninsured driver. Whether its contact information, phone numbers, emails, you can benefit from any information you can gather that keeps you in contact. That especially goes for witnesses of the accident.
The best thing to do to help your case is to gather any evidence you can. While your word is one thing, your judgement in the moment of the accident may not be enough. Take photos and record a statement from the other driver. Also record witness statements, license plate numbers, badge numbers of officers involved to make sure you have everything you need to justify your case.
Do not, under any circumstance, accept a bribe or incentive from the other driver. You do not yet know the extent of the damage to your vehicle. The only thing you should be taking is contact information so that you can make sure that you are getting equal to or more than the worth of the damages.
With these time, these tips, and help from Ward T. Berg, you can rest assured knowing your case is protected. Give us a call today to see how we can help you!