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Uninsured Motorist Coverage


When The Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance

After being struck by a negligent driver, you can find yourself in a pretty frustrating situation as you try to make sense of what to do next. However, things can get all the worse if the person who caused your car accident does not have any useful insurance. What are you supposed to do now? Do you have your options, or will all of your recoveries have to come out of your own pocket?


When you purchase a new insurance policy agreement, you might have noticed a part that asked you if you wanted to get full coverage, including uninsured motorist insurance. If you checked ‘yes’ and are paying an increased monthly premium for this coverage, you should be protected from situations just like this. But don’t get too hasty – you might have willingly purchased uninsured motorist insurance from your provider, but are they going to willingly cooperate? Sometimes in cases involving an uninsured motorist, especially if it was a hit-and-run accident, your own insurance carrier becomes your opposition as they try to give you the smallest amount possible.


If you are like most of us, you probably couldn’t pay the increased premiums for uninsured motorist coverage, or decided it was something that would never come in handy. Now that it is certainly useful, you don’t have it, so what do you do instead? You should first call the police and inform them that you have been struck by an uninsured motorist. This is a criminal violation (Transportation Code Chapter 708) that could cost them big fines paid to the state and, more importantly, take away their license for two years.

Secondly, just because someone has no car insurance doesn’t mean they have no liability for payments. You can sue them through a personal injury claim in civil court for your damages, and then some. Citing punitive damages, you may be able to collect a monetary compensation meant to make your life easier while simultaneously punishing them for their wrongdoing.

To retain an experienced and motivated car accident attorney in San Antonio, contact The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr., PLLC today. We’ll be by your side from start to finish, doing all we can along the way to ensure you get the maximum recovery possible. Call 210.529.8411 to schedule your free case evaluation.

The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr – Personal Injury Lawyers

Main Office, Corpus Christi:

921 N. Chaparral Suite 100
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Phone: 361-454-1000

San Antonio Office:

700 N. St. Mary's Suite 1400
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-904-1000

Austin Office:

3800 N. Lamar Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78756

Phone: 512-543-1000

Edinburg Office:

204 E Cano
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Phone: 956-242-7000

Houston Office:

1700 Post Oak Boulevard 2 Blvd Place
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713-660-7018

Laredo Office:

1100 Matamoros Suite 200
Laredo, Texas 78040-7804

Phone: 956-242-7000

Dallas Office:

2911 Turtle Creek Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

Phone: 972-363-6616

Victoria Office

101 W. Goodwin Suite 750
Victoria, Texas 77901

Phone 361-575-3101

Port Lavaca Office

402 W. Main St.
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

Phone 361-552-3100

Brownsville Office

222 N Expressway 77 Suite 100
Brownsville 78521

Main Phone 956-242-7000

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