A Montana federal jury awarded a woman $2.7 million in damages after an insurance company did not agree to pay a claim on her insurance policy. The woman filed the claim after her husband was killed by an uninsured driver who was under the influence of drugs.
Car accidents can be traumatizing, and long after the initial shock, can prove to be a great hassle. When the accident involves an uninsured driver, it can prove to be an even greater hassle. Often, auto insurance companies intentionally make it difficult for people involved in an accident with an uninsured driver to get compensation for the resulting damages. When this is the case, you may learn from the man who is suing his auto insurer for denying coverage of damages caused by an alleged hit-and-run accident.
Imagine that you are driving along one of Montana’s many roadways when you are suddenly hit by another driver. The force of the impact causes you to suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. But as if this wasn’t bad enough, the police report later indicates that the driver who hit you wasn’t insured, meaning those thousands of dollars in medical bills must come out of your pocket.