By Galen H. Satterlee
Did you know that one in four drivers in Arizona is uninsured? It's a scary thought. Being a defensive driver and taking evasive action to avoid accidents is always a good tactic on Arizona's roadways, but sometimes there's nothing you can do. So, anyway to protect yourself and your loved ones? The answer is yes, at least financially.
The way to do so is to ensure you purchase under and ininsured motorist coverage. These coverages are typically referred to as UM (uninsured)/UIM (undinerinsured). You can usually get upwards of $500,000 in UM/UIM coverage, which applies to anyone in your vehicle at the time of a collision and is also "portable" if you are in someone else's vehicle resulting in injury. The cost-benefit isn't even close. If you can afford it, buy it.
PS - This is the subject of another blog article, but medical payments coverage is another "no-brainer." It costs next to nothing and can play a major part in defraying medical expenses as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
If you're the victim of a motor vehicle accident with an underinsured driver, please call CJ Gibbs or Galen Satterlee to help you maximize your recovery. 623.512.2502.
About DUI Victim Lawyers - Galen Satterlee and CJ Gibbs are drunk driving accident attorneys dedicated to representing and advocating for the rights of victims of drunk driving. Our practice takes us throughout Arizona (and beyond with associated counsel) and we want to earn the right to represent you or a loved one affected by a drunk driving accident. #stopdrunkdriving
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