Texas law provides that all motorists must carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. However, some drivers violate the law and drive on our roadways without any insurance coverage at all. If you are involved in an accident with a driver that does not have insurance or has an insufficient amount of coverage to cover your damages, it can create very difficult circumstances. Uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage is a type of auto policy intended to protect you when you find yourself in this situation. The purpose of this type of insurance coverage is to place the injured party in the same position they would be in if the uninsured/underinsured motorist had proper coverage. Our Texas injury attorneys handle cases involving uninsured/underinsured motorists and hit-and-run accidents in the Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. We understand the complexity of these cases and how to navigate through the issues you will encounter with the insurance company. Contact our office today.
When serious injuries result from an auto accident and the driver causing the wreck flees the scene, it puts the injured party in a difficult position. The victim is not only left to deal with a long road to recovery, but also has insurance coverage issues to overcome. Hit and run accidents often lead to issues involving uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Under Texas law, UM/UIM coverage is presumed to exist as a matter of law unless it is rejected in writing by the insured. One of the first steps we will take is to determine if UM/UIM coverage is available, and if it is not, we will require that the written rejection of the coverage is produced. Once it is determined that the coverage is in place, we will begin taking steps towards the burden of proof necessary to attain the coverage. Our attorneys and in-house private investigator will thoroughly investigate the defendant driver and circumstances surrounding the accident to determine who the responsible party is. We will stay in regular communication with you throughout the process so that you understand what actions we are taking each step of the way. We understand that this is a serious time in your life and we will give your case the attention it deserves. We handle cases in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They bring this high-level of experience and expertise to every case handled by our office. We take a collaborative team-based approach to every case to ensure that every angle is assessed and no stone is left unturned. Our attorneys understand the many issues involved in UM/UIM cases and use their experience handling these matters to protect the rights of our clients. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, contact our office today.