Uninsured Motorist Lawyers Serving Columbus, Georgia
It's More Than a Case, It's Your Life
You’ve been injured by the carelessness of another driver. You’re already in pain and worried about medical bills piling up…then you discover the driver responsible is uninsured. Before you panic, call Montlick.
When you experience the negligence of an uninsured driver, you often face a range of physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully handle your case and get you the maximum money available to you.
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There’s a reason Montlick is known as the Georgia personal injury lawyers with integrity. For 39 years, we’ve raised the bar for ethical legal practices in the state, all while fighting and winning for clients. We’ve helped your neighbors get the money they deserved, let us help you, too.
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When you or a loved one has been injured by an uninsured or under-insured motorist, you'll need all the help you can get. That's where Montlick comes in.
Looking Out for Columbus for 39 years
Experience makes a difference
Since 1984, Montlick has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our personal injury clients. We fight hard for each person and family that we represent to maximize the value of their cases.
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One of our highly-skilled attorneys will examine your case at NO CHARGE for your initial consultation. We know how to navigate the complicated legal and insurance systems to get you the maximum money possible for your case.
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Holding negligent drivers accountable in Columbus
Driving Uninsured Happens More Than You Think
According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, 82% of uninsured drivers cannot afford insurance. So what happens when one of those drivers injures you or your loved one?
There are multiple strategies our attorneys may use when seeking compensation on your behalf. When referring to “uninsured” drivers, we also include “underinsured” drivers or those who are insured at the legal minimum amount. When a driver doesn’t have enough coverage to fairly accommodate the victims, Montlick investigates other methods of compensation. Methods could include:
- A claim on your own insurance policy’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
- Other insurance policies that could also cover the accident
- A court order instructing the other driver to pay you directly
- A lien on the other driver’s house, car, or other property will remain until you’re paid
What you can do to protect yourself before an accident
Our attorneys highly recommend adding UMI (uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage) and/or Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay) to your own car insurance policy. In the event you’re hurt by an uninsured driver, or even injured in a hit-and-run accident, this additional coverage could significantly impact your recovery.
What You Need to Know About Hit-and-Run Crashes
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While the criminal prosecution of a hit-and-run driver who hurt you might provide some relief for the victims, the civil justice system provides the primary venue for compensation. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a driver who fails to remain at the scene of an accident might merit compensation for:
- Property loss
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
What if the at-fault driver leaves and can't be located?
Montlick Fights For You
Our Columbus drunk driving accident attorneys at Montlick provide high-quality representation and fight hard to obtain the fullest compensation for our clients.
Although evidence gathered from the law enforcement investigation, witness observations, surveillance cameras, and other sources might facilitate a lawsuit against the at-fault party, many hit and run drivers are never located. We’ll explore the potential liability of third parties that might share fault for causing crash-related injuries. Potential third party defendants include:
- Drivers of a vehicle not directly involved in the impact
Companies that manufacture cars, vehicle parts, and auto systems
- Car owners who lend their vehicles to drivers they should know have poor driving records
- Businesses that employ drivers involved in crashes within the scope of their employment
If no responsible third party exists, hit and run victims still might have a right to pursue a claim if they have uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage.
Knowing what to do after an accident
Montlick Can Help
When you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless, uninsured driver, we’re here for you.
The laws of Georgia require a driver involved in a collision that causes injury or a fatality to remain at or near the accident scene. The parties must exchange:
- Contact information
- Vehicle registration numbers
- Driver’s license information if requested by the other driver or an occupant of either vehicle
Motorists who disregard their legal duties by failing to remain at the accident site can face criminal prosecution. The consequences of a misdemeanor conviction of hit and run can result in:
- A fine up to $1000
- A maximum one-year term in jail
- The potential loss or limitation of driving privileges
- Imprisonment of one to five years if charged with felony hit and run