Uninsured Motorist Claims Could Get Tricky, Get Legal Guidance

Under Texas law, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of personal injury protection insurance coverage in the event of an accident. Anyone injured in an accident is entitled to sue for damages from the negligent driver's insurance company. Unfortunately, as high as 25 percent of drivers on Texas roads do not carry enough insurance to cover the full extent of damages or carry no insurance at all.

If you were unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist (UIM), there are options available for filing a claim against your own policy, as well as suing the other party for personal assets. The requirements for filing a successful claim under Texas laws are complicated and you should refer your case to an experienced insurance litigation attorney.

My insurance litigation experience includes uninsured motorist property damage, as well as financial recovery for injury and death.

Not A Personal Injury Lawyer — A Certified Insurance Litigation Specialist*

I am attorney Jon Michael Smith, of Austin, Texas. For more than two decades, I have been helping people recover the full and fair amount of insurance money they are owed when filing a claim against their policy. I have earned certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of consumer and commercial law. I am also proud to say that I have been recognized with the highest AV Preeminent** peer review rating for knowledge, integrity and client service.

Don't be injured twice by an uninsured driver. Call my office in Austin at 512-518-4584 or send an email with a brief explanation of your case. I will return the call as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.

*Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.