If a pedestrian has been injured in a Connecticut car accident and the car had no insurance, the pedestrian still has legal recourse to receive compensation for his injuries. Specifically, the injured pedestrian has claim for uninsured motorist benefits coverage under his own car insurance policy. Every Connecticut resident who purchases car insurance has uninsured motor benefits coverage. This coverage provides insurance in cases where the insured is injured by someone without car insurance.
When an uninsured motorist benefits claim is made, your insurance company then steps into the shoes of the tortfeasor – the driver that was at fault for the collision. In other words, your own insurance company takes an adversary position and will attempt to either defeat your claim entirely or minimize the monetary recovery. Consequently, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney and have the attorney pursue the underinsured motorist benefit claim on your behalf.
If you have an uninsured motorist benefits claims, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Call us at 860-667-0839