Uninsured motorist coverage is required on all automobile insurance policies unless the benefit is specifically waived in writing by the insured. This is a provision which provides benefits to the occupants of the insured vehicle for personal injuries in the event that the owner and driver of another vehicle which caused a collision are uninsured. It is unwise to waive this provision. Although all vehicles and drivers are required to maintain liability coverage, unfortunately many vehicles are not covered by insurance. If you have been injured by an uninsured motorist, you should immediately contact an attorney in order that consideration may be given to making a claim under the uninsured motorist provisions of your policy.
When you have been injured call the Law Offices of W. David Gurney for a free initial consultation. Practicing injury law for more than thirty years. 951-369-7800. www.davidgurney.com. Our attorney fees on personal injury claims can be as low as 25% (plus costs). Call for information on contingency fees on medical malpractice actions.
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