One in Seven Drivers is Uninsured

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Did you know that an estimated one in seven drivers is uninsured? That means that even if you have insurance, your accident may not be completely covered. That is why it is important to understand what type of auto insurance you have and how you can better protect yourself. According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 14% of drivers are uninsured. Of the 5.5 million car accidents that took place in 2009, nearly 770,000 of them involved a driver that did not have proper insurance. While many people have the minimum coverage required for their vehicles, this isn't usually enough if you get into an accident with an uninsured motorist.

In states like North Carolina, for example, the minimum coverage ensures that you can take care of injuries and damages caused by you. However, even the minimum coverage may force you to pay out of pocket for someone else's injuries if you are responsible for the accident. For this reason, it is recommended that you closely consider your auto insurance options and make sure you have sufficient coverage to protect yourself in the event of a serious auto accident. Were you recently involved in a major car crash that caused you injuries or property damage? If so, contact the Lanier Law Group, P.A. today to get immediate help from a North Carolina personal injury attorney from our office.

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