If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident by another driver who does not have insurance, or has inadequate coverage, don’t assume that you can’t bring a claim.
In many cases, your own insurance or the insurance on the car you are riding in can provide benefits. This type of insurance is called uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance. It may be available to protect passengers in your vehicle or when you or a family member is injured as a bicyclist or pedestrian.
Even if you don’t have insurance yourself, you may be entitled to compensation from the person that hit you or from another insurer. There is even an insurer of last resort that is administered by the province.
Accessing uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage is not straightforward. There are many issues that may impact your ability to obtain compensation.
In a hit and run situation or a situation where there is no insurance or inadequate insurance, an experienced personal injury lawyer is a must. Contact the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529 for more information or to schedule a consultation.