Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Accidents
In a typical car accident claim, compensation will be paid to the victim by the negligent driver's insurance company. Unfortunately, not all drivers in Illinois are sufficiently insured. Many are not insured at all. Thankfully, there are still opportunities for accident victims to recover compensation. At Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C., we are well-versed in these opportunities.Filing A Claim With Your Own Insurance Company
In these cases, our Chicago uninsured and underinsured motorist accident attorneys will file a claim with your own insurance company. If the negligent driver had some insurance coverage, we will first get all available compensation from that insurance company. If not, we will go straight to your insurance company. As long as you have uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, your insurance company should provide compensation.
Of course, your insurance company may not be willing to simply hand over all the compensation you need. Even though this is your insurance company, it is important to understand that it is not necessarily on your side. Insurance companies stay in business by minimizing claims, not paying them all in full. That is why it is important to have our experienced lawyers to help you get all the money you are entitled to.Hit-And-Run Accidents
Were you or a loved one involved in a hit-and-run accident? If the negligent driver was never caught, you will not be able to take action against him or her. However, if you have UM/UIM coverage, you may be able to pursue compensation from your own insurance company. These cases are handled similarly to uninsured and underinsured motorist accidents. Even if the negligent driver did not make contact with your vehicle, but caused a car accident that left you or a loved one injured, we may still be able to pursue compensation. We will help.Free Consultation: Chicago Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Accident Attorneys
Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email. We handle all uninsured and underinsured driver accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.