Uninsured Motorist Claims in Chicago
Hit by an uninsured motorist? You have rights!
Many people do not realize that if they are injured or their property is
damaged by an uninsured motorist, in the state of Illinois they can collect
damages from their own automobile insurance policy. This is because if
you are an insured motorist, you automatically have coverage for acts
of uninsured drivers.
The law in Illinois and a few other states make it mandatory to have what
is known as "uninsured motorist coverage." If a car is stolen,
it is considered "uninsured," so if that car is involved in
an accident, the actual owner of the vehicle is not liable for any damage
created by the accident.
UIM is Mandatory in Chicago, IL
At the Chicago personal injury law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC,
we represent injured people and help them collect the financial compensation
they are entitled to for their injuries. There have been dozens of clients
who we have represented that were struck by a vehicle that was not insured
at the time of the accident.
This is when the question of uninsured motorist coverage comes into play.
Illinois law requires anyone being bound by insurance to purchase uninsured
motorists coverage (UIM) with a limit equal to that of their bodily injury
liability limits, unless they select a lower limit of coverage in writing.
But they still must have uninsured motorist coverage. Property damage
coverage is optional when choosing uninsured motorist coverage.
Helping You Pursue Maximum Compensation
If you have been involved in an accident with someone who was uninsured
at the time of the accident, call our firm today so that we can assist
you in recovering the maximum financial compensation allowable under the
law. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have been highly trained and
have a vast amount of experience.
We continuously stay up-to-date with continuing legal education to stay
abreast of the changes in the law that inevitably occur each year. Uninsured
and underinsured coverages are not fully understood by most practitioners,
and sometimes lawyers will turn away a case when they discover that the
liable party has no insurance.
How Can Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC Assist Us?
We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the past 30
years in a multitude of cases. Read
what our clients have said about us and see a sampling of our
case results. We have a proven track record of success and our attorneys have
more than 50 years of combined experience.
Contact us today for your free evaluation.