When you get hurt, you may not feel like holding others responsible. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by what happened. Maybe you feel that the other party is sincerely regretful that you were injured. Whatever the truth may be, it’s important that you know one thing: If you’re hurt because of someone else’s actions, then they should be held liable in most circumstances.
Holding someone liable for causing a car crash or causing injuries to you because of other circumstances doesn’t mean that you’re personally attacking them. Think of a claim as a simple business arrangement; most people have insurance coverage, and that’s what you’re accessing when you ask them to cover your losses. Making a claim is simply stating the facts: You were hurt as a result of their actions, and now you need money to cover your losses.
What happens if the other party doesn’t have insurance coverage?
It can be harder to make a claim if the other party doesn’t have insurance coverage, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get compensated. Your attorney will talk to you about filing your own underinsured motorist claim, for example, or working with the other party to make sure they’ll cover your medical bills out of pocket.
It might not be your personality to want to hold someone responsible for accidental injuries caused by their errors, but it’s in your best interest to do so. Our website has more information about what you can do to make sure you have the compensation that you need to cover your medical bills and other financial losses.