Skilled Knoxville Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accident Lawyers
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Auto accidents are frustrating enough without the hassle of having to deal with an uninsured or underinsured driver who caused it. If this is the case for you, speak with the experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law. We have more than 25 years of experience practicing law right here in the Knoxville and Sevierville areas. We leverage our knowledge of the law to benefit you and your loved ones. To find out your options after a collision, give us a call right away.
What to do after an accident with an uninsured driver
In 2011, Tennessee was near the top of the list of states with the most uninsured drivers. When one of the drivers is at fault for an auto accident, it can cause a great deal of worry and stress for victims, especially if the accident results in serious injuries or property damage. If you’re in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police. You should always contact law enforcement after an accident, regardless of the insurance situation. Having a police report is extremely valuable to your case, as it provides official documentation that the crash occurred.
- Collect contact information. Make sure to get the full name, phone number and address of the other driver. It’s a good idea to verify this information by asking for ID.
- Contact your insurance provider. As soon as possible, call your insurance company to report the accident, notifying it that the other driver was uninsured. If the other driver was at fault, your rates will not go up, so you shouldn’t be hesitant to make the call.
- Meet with an attorney. Because so much is uncertain after an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you should consult with a Knoxville lawyer about your next steps. We can help you navigate the complex world of insurance.
Why do I need a lawyer?
It’s important to keep in mind that the top goal of insurance companies is to make money and pay out as little in compensation as possible. Even if you have uninsured motorist coverage under your policy, an attorney may have to work to get you the payout you deserve. This is also true for wrongful death claims, which can fall under uninsured motorist policies. Your insurer needs to reimburse you for medical expenses, lost wages and any rehabilitation costs.
Work with an experienced Sevierville accident attorney who can give you options
For a lawyer you can rely on in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain region, call Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law at 865-951-7268 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation at our Knoxville office, located just off I-40 and I-75. Remember, you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover damages for you and your loved ones.