Getting into a car accident is bad enough, but when the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance or is uninsured, it can get a lot worse.
In a recent interview on Good Day Tulsa, injury lawyer Michael Carr discussed the benefits of having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
“If you’re in a car collision,” explained Carr, “and the other driver doesn’t have car insurance and you’re hurt, uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage would step in and pay for things like medical expenses. If you couldn’t come to work because of doctor appointments, it would pay for lost wages, it would also cover things like pain and suffering.”
According to Carr, in 2016, Oklahoma had the highest number of uninsured drivers per capita. That could mean approximately one in four drivers in the state is driving around without adequate coverage.
If you’re seriously injured in a crash with an uninsured driver, medical expenses alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So, why take that risk? Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is often as little as $50 a year.
If you’ve got questions about an accident involving an uninsured driver, don’t hesitate to reach out to the injury lawyers at Carr & Carr for a complimentary consultation at 866-510-0580.