Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents
Wilmington UM/UIM Accident Attorneys
If you have been hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist while driving through Delaware, you might believe that you cannot recover compensation for your damages. Don’t be misled. If you have purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage as part of your auto insurance policy, then you may seek to recover some or all of your damages from your own insurance company.
Bifferato Gentilotti LLC in Wilmington, Delaware offers comprehensive and compassionate legal representation for drivers who need to file a UM/UIM claim. Since 1995, we have built a name for ourselves as powerful legal champions for the wrongfully injured. See what our representation can do for your case by calling (302) 663-7135 or contacting us online now.
Defining Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists
Delaware requires drivers to cover insurance that provides at least:
- $25,000 bodily injury liability coverage for a single person
- $50,000 bodily injury liability coverage for a single accident, i.e. multiple people
- $10,000 property damage liability coverage for another person’s property
When a driver does not carry insurance at all, they are uninsured. Bringing a personal injury claim against an individual with no insurance is difficult and rarely successful since they probably have no financial means to pay for the harm they have caused. In such a case, you have the right to bring a claim against your own insurer if you have UM coverage.
When a driver’s auto insurance policy limit is insufficient to cover all of your damages from the car accident, they are underinsured. For example, imagine if a driver with $25,000 bodily injury liability coverage caused you to suffer total damages valued at $50,000. Your UIM policy may allow you to collect the $25,000 “shortfall” from your own insurance company.
Do You Have UM/UIM Insurance?
Auto insurance companies in Delaware must make a meaningful offer of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. However, the law does not require a driver to purchase this type of insurance. You should be careful to avoid the mistake of waiving UM/UIM insurance coverage.
How do you know if you have UM/UIM coverage? The quickest way is calling your insurance company and asking for the details of your policy coverages. Some insurance companies offer smartphone apps that let you access this information, too. The attorneys at Bifferato Gentilotti can quickly and effectively determine your right to pursue a claim for UM/UIM benefits.
Get legal guidance to make sense of your claim from start to finish. Call our Wilmington UM/UIM accident attorneys at (302) 663-7135 now.
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Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment as a result of a crane (boom lift) rollover accident.
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Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.
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Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.
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Auto Accident $1,450,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.
Auto Accident $1,400,000
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Motor Vehicle Accident $1,150,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury claim for $1.150 Million Dollars. Our client suffered severe and permanent back injuries when she was struck from the rear in a multi-car accident on the highway. She underwent back surgery and will require future treatment for her injuries.
Auto Accident $995,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle
Auto Accident $981,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.
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Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.