When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, the consequences can be incredibly overwhelming, whether victims experience mental trauma, debilitating injuries or lose their lives. These challenges can be especially difficult for car crash victims in Spokane and across the state of Washington who have been struck by an uninsured driver. At Cooney Law Office, we recognize the multitude of challenges that victims of these collisions may have. In addition to the aforementioned consequences, people in this position may be under a great deal of pressure and they may have uncertainty over taking legal action to access the compensation they deserve.
It is important to maintain your composure to the best of your ability following a crash that was caused by an uninsured driver. If you find out that a driver who hit you was uninsured, you may become terrified, but it is important to take the right approach (contacting law enforcement, exchanging information with the driver who struck you, etc.). Moreover, you may find that it is necessary to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident because they did not have insurance, in which case you should do all you can to prepare your case appropriately.
Negative emotions such as depression, anger and intense anxiety can affect a victim's ability to handle the aftermath of an accident and prepare for court. As a result, car crash victims who have been hit by uninsured drivers (or any driver, for that matter) should focus on minimizing the emotional impact of a crash.