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Crashed? Here's what to know about under or uninsured drivers

If you're in a crash with an uninsured driver, then that person is in some trouble with the law. You, on the other hand, need to find a way to recover your losses from that individual. That may mean suing for what you're owed.

You can stay out of crashes with these 3 tips

Over the last several decades, the overall trend has been for car accidents resulting in fatalities to reduce yearly. However, between 2015 and 2016, the number of deaths caused by crashes suddenly increased significantly from 22,741 in passenger vehicles to 23,793. Car occupants are the most likely to be involved in a fatal crash, making it extremely important for drivers to be cautious on the roadways.

Obtaining damages after a wrongful death

After a person dies due to another person's negligence or recklessness in an accident or other situation, there may be a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. In these lawsuits, family members generally have a right to pursue compensation to help them recover losses associated with the death.

Using your underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage

Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage is a kind of coverage that helps you protect yourself in the case that you're involved in an accident with someone who does not have enough coverage to settle with you for damages or injuries. This coverage is something you have to purchase, but it gives you peace of mind, since you know that you have coverage no matter what kind of accident you get into.

Should you file a wrongful death or malpractice case?

Wrongful deaths and medical malpractice-related deaths aren't exactly the same, and the difference is important to your case. A wrongful death case is one that takes place because of a person's death as a result of another person's intentional act or negligence. Medical malpractice can result in a wrongful death lawsuit, but it doesn't have to. A wrongful death lawsuit can also be filed for deaths related to car crashes, intentional killings, police killings and other accidents.

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