Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage Attorneys
13% of drivers don’t have car insurance
Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage Attorneys
Approximately 13% of drivers nationwide don’t have car insurance, even though almost every state requires it. Many more do not carry enough insurance coverage to pay for the harm they cause in motor vehicle accidents.
In Pennsylvania, although adding uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to your own policy is optional, it is vital to protecting yourself and your family in case you are injured in a car accident.
Additionally, you can choose to “stack” your uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, which allows you to receive the listed amount of coverage times the number of vehicles under the policy, and potentially to recover additional benefits under other insurance policies in the household.
We Obtain Relief
Over more than five decades of combined experience in car accident cases, we have won many significant underinsured and uninsured motorists awards and settlements for our clients, including:
We guide clients through the medical, insurance, and financial minefields after an auto accident, and if necessary, pursue a legal case so they obtain the compensation they deserve. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage is a key part of the compensation we get for our clients.
If you are injured in such an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, we know the steps to take to protect your right to all avenues of recovery. We will fight to ensure you recover the full amount of your damages against the other party. If applicable, we will pursue claims for uninsured and underinsured coverages.
We know the ways that insurance companies may try to deny or lessen the claims and amounts they have to payout and will pursue every dollar of recovery we can for you.
What do I do if I’m hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver?
As with any car accident, the people involved could be injured, upset, and disorientated. To the extent possible under the circumstances, take the following steps:
- Think before speaking.
- Call police.
- Take photos of the scene and any damage to all vehicles.
- Take photos of your visible injuries.
- Get contact information from others involved in accident, including: name, contact information, vehicle description, license plate number, insurance company and policy number.
- Get contact information for any witnesses.
- Seek medical attention for all injuries, large or small.
- Write down details about the accident and what happened.
- Report the accident to your insurance company but do not provide any details or sign any documents before consulting an attorney.
- Contact an experienced attorney immediately.
Car accident with an uninsured, underinsured, or unknown driver
If you have purchased underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, and you have an accident with a driver that fits that description, you will make a claim to your own insurance company.
If you think the settlement the company offers you is unfair, contact an experienced attorney immediately.
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo will hold your insurance company accountable, making sure they uphold their side of the contract.
Car accident cases need experienced attorneys
Over our more than 50 years of combined experience, we have recovered numerous awards and settlements for our motor vehicle accident clients, including many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones in a car, motorcycle or trucking accident. In the last five years alone, our firm has recovered more than $120 million in recoveries for our clients.
Our firm is experienced in handling uninsured and underinsured motorist cases from the very beginning all the way through jury trial. We understand the coverage issues and know the steps we need to take to protect your right to recover all amounts possible. We are prepared to present and win your case with accident reconstructionists, economists, doctors and other experts.
We fight for a maximum settlement to compensate our clients for all aspects of their injuries.
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo offers free consultations to individuals who have been injured in a car accident. We pride ourselves on fighting for each client’s rights, handling each case with dedication and care.
What Our Clients Have To Say
I had never had to do something like this before and I heard a lot of bad stories about cases dragging on. Mr. Altemose and Mrs. Zancofsky handled every part of my case with urgency and in a timely manner. They made the whole process easy to follow and kept me continually updated. After everything was finished, I know I certainly made the right choice.
On the basis of Mark Altemose’s handling of my personal injury case, I give him my highest recommendation. You simply can’t do better. I was involved in a bicycle accident in a section of the road undergoing construction. My case was complicated for many reasons, and because of the strength of the case that Mark established, the insurance company settled for a monetary amount very close to what Mark predicted. A couple of other reasons for recommending Mark: 1) Mark pursued every possible direction to obtain information providing me with the best likelihood of a positive outcome. 2) Mark could recall extensive knowledge of my case without notes, including a better knowledge of my past medical history than I had. I have no doubt he would have been an incredible trial lawyer if the need had arisen. 3) He, in fact, has won awards from his professional associations for his professional accomplishments; and also “gives back” by serving his professional organizations in a variety of official capacities and by mentoring up-and-coming younger lawyers. He clearly is a leader in his field. 4) It was obvious to me that Mark also has the highest ethical standards.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the care provided to me by Mr. Mark Altemose and Mimi Zancofsky. When I was seriously injured in an auto accident, everyday was a struggle. But, I had to worry about nothing other than my treatment and recovery while they managed every detail about my claim. Mark is very confident, professional, smart and responsive–thinking 100 steps ahead. Thank you so much, Mark Altemose, for being an exceptional lawyer. Mimi Zancofsky was awesome, she went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of, she kept me updated and walked me through all all the steps for my case. You’ve been an incredible help with my case. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS LAW OFFICE.