NEWS ARTICLE RE UNINSURED DRIVERS
The Star Tribune today had an article about uninsured drivers in Minnesota. They reported that 1 in 10 drivers in Minnesota are driving without auto insurance. That number seems to us like it is a bit on the high side. Fortunately, less than 1 in 10 of our lawyers’ car accident cases involve an uninsured driver. Nonetheless, uninsured drivers are definitely a problem our lawyers see on a regular basis.
The article also discusses lack of enforcement in MN, which our attorneys see as a BIG problem. We think that people should have to show proof of insurance to get their yearly car registration. Also, a driver pulled over without insurance should get a substantial ticket. In addition, when someone causes a car accident without insurance they should be prosecuted.
Maybe the article will get law enforcement to pay attention to this issue. But in the meantime, make sure you have plenty of uninsured motorist coverage to protect yourself. You may need it if you are in an accident where the other driver does not have insurance. Here is a link to the Star Tribune article. http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/285572331.html
CONTACT A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER FOR MORE INFORMATION
If your car crash injury is caused by a driver with no auto insurance, YOUR car insurance company is responsible for uninsured motorist benefits. Uninsured motorist coverage is included in every MN auto insurance policy. You paid for it as part of your premium payments. Therefore, you should not hesitate to use it when you need it. Further, it will not make your insurance rates go up, because you did not cause the crash. For more information on uninsured motorist coverage, click here.
If you are involved in a car accident, call us and speak with a lawyer regarding your rights and insurance coverage. Our car accident attorneys know the law in MN and have dealt with the insurance companies hundreds of times. We will make sure you are treated fairly, and the insurance company provides you with the benefits you are entitled to.