If you’ve been involved in a car wreck, the first thing to do is file a report. This will establish who is at fault for the accident. What do you do though if you discover that the other person was at fault but doesn’t have auto insurance? In some states, the rate of uninsured motorists is as high as one in seven (14%). The agents at The Owens Agency LLC work with drivers in the Waldron, AR area to protect themselves from uninsured/underinsured motorists.
Some states have ‘no-fault’ auto insurance laws meaning that each person involved in accidents pays their own expenses. In Arkansas, no-fault insurance is considered an add on to the required minimum liability insurance. This is an option but you can also add uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to your existing policy. This will protect you if someone else causes an accident but doesn’t have the ability to cover your medical and repair costs. After an accident where you are not at fault, you can try to file a claim with your insurance company though not all of them will pay. Another option is to sue the driver who was at fault. The reality, though, is that if they do not have insurance the chances are that they do not have many assets so the chances of recovering funds for repairs and medical expenses are low.
Talk with your Waldron, AR area agent at The Owens Agency LLC. They will explain the options you have for coverage against uninsured/underinsured motorists. This will help you decide which option is the best for you and your family. Visit the website to get started. Then call or come by for a visit. A short conversation will get you the protection you need for your family on the road.