When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, the last thing you want or expect to happen is to be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, accidents are not uncommon in and around the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas. In some cases, these incidents involve collisions with uninsured motorists. At Randall Page, P.C., we understand how complicated these cases can be, so contact us when you need a Virginia uninsured motorist accident attorney. We will investigate every aspect of your case and explore all options for you to receive compensation.
The vast majority of collisions that occur involve drivers who are insured at least the limits required by the law in Virginia. However, the Insurance Information Institute says that approximately 10% of all drivers in Virginia are uninsured. This is an alarming statistic because this means that there is a one in 10 chance that, if you are involved in an accident, it will be with an uninsured driver.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, there were approximately 128,000 total traffic collisions reported across the Commonwealth during the latest year of data available. While we do not have exact statistics on how many of these collisions involved uninsured drivers, we know that uninsured motorist accidents are not uncommon.
Virginia law requires that all drivers carry the following insurance in order to remain legal on the roadway:
You will see that Virginia does require that motorists carry uninsured motorist coverage, something that not many other states do require. This coverage will be important if you are struck by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver. Uninsured motorist coverage can help you pay for your medical expenses and property damage following these incidents.
In some cases, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault uninsured driver. However, if a driver did not have the financial ability to pay for insurance, it is highly unlikely that they will have the assets to cover your medical bills or property damage if you are successful in your personal injury claim.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Randall Page, P.C., we are standing by to investigate your claim and work to obtain full compensation for losses. This includes coverage of:
When you need a Virginia uninsured motorist access attorney, we are standing by to help residents in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.