It is a hassle to have to chase after the guilty party after a vehicular mishap. He should immediately own up to his responsibility and exert efforts to make reparations for the damage he has inflicted. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There have been so many cases of drivers trying to escape their liability even when they are obviously at fault. Some even go to the extent of disappearing altogether, which is the case with hit and run accidents.
There can be many reasons why somebody would not want to admit their mistake. With the exception of honestly believing that they are the innocent party, most might simply want to avoid the financial obligations attached to being the one accountable for the mishap. These can prove to be quite costly because they not only have their own losses to contend with, there are also those of the victim’s. The expenses are automatically doubled and can further multiply depending on the number of other people he got involved through his negligence. This is the sad plight of an imprudent driver which is made even more so when he is uninsured.
Exercise your rights within the given time frame
Luckily, the reimbursement for your hospital expenses is not dependent on someone’s failure to insure themselves. There is still the possibility to collect certain amounts thanks to the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Law. It requires contributions to be made which are taken from a certain portion of your automobile insurance thereby including you under its coverage. Through the PIP, you are entitled receive up to ten thousand dollars worth of medical assistance provided that you sought treatment within fourteen days of the mishap.
While the PIP can provide for immediate assistance against an uninsured motorist accident, you may also initiate a suit for collection on such amounts spent because of it. This would include both property damage and any bodily injuries that you sustained. Note that there is also has a period within which to file for collection. You must do so within four years or risk being barred by the Statute of Limitations.
Assisting the West Palm Beach area for decades
Let Lichtblau & Goldenberg represent you in case of an uninsured motorist accident. We are experts in the field of personal injury claims and can guide you through the oftentimes, complicated process. Do not hesitate to call 561-863-9100 to get an initial consultation free of charge.