What is Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

There is nothing worse than driving along, obeying the rules and regulations of the road, only to find yourself struck by a negligent motorist. To make matters worse, you get out of the car to get his or her insurance information and you find out that he or she is uninsured. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. auto accident lawyers to learn more about uninsured driver accidents and how we can help you pursue the compensation you require to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:

I was hurt by an uninsured driver. Who am I supposed to sue?

Typically, when a driver is injured in an auto accident, they will sue the other driver’s insurance company for compensation. As long as they can prove the other driver was at-fault for the accident, they should receive this compensation. However, if the other driver is uninsured, when then? Well, this is exactly what uninsured motorist coverage is for. If you were hurt by an uninsured motorist, you will actually sue your own insurance company for compensation. Through your UM insurance, you should receive compensation for your injuries. That’s not to say you should expect the full compensation you need right away, however, which is why it’s always best to proceed with knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys in your corner. Our firm has significant experience negotiating with insurance companies, and we know a lowball settlement offer when we see one. Our goal is to ensure you’re fully compensated for all injuries you’ve sustained.

How long do I have to sue for an injury?

If you’re injured in an accident, you should understand that the clock for your personal injury claim starts clicking immediately. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims here in Washington D.C. is three years, meaning you have three years from the date you were injured to sue for compensation. Unfortunately, sometimes people make the mistake of waiting past the statute of limitations, and when they do, they are typically permanently barred from seeking compensation in the future. Trombly & Singer, PLLC is prepared to listen to your story and begin the fight for compensation on your behalf today. Give us a call so we can get started working for you.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.