Protect Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists

Did you know that Colorado law requires motorists to carry a certain amount of auto insurance? Licensed drivers in Colorado are required by law to carry bodily injury liability coverage of at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Colorado also requires $15,000 in property liability coverage for instances when the at-fault driver causes damage to someone else's property.

Unfortunately, a number of drivers ignore this law and drive on Colorado highways and in cities without auto insurance.

In 2008, state lawmakers attempted to protect motorists by passing a law stating that companies selling automobile insurance in Colorado are required to sell uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance (UM/UIM) as part of every policy sold unless the coverage is specifically refused in writing. This coverage protects you and your passengers in the event someone is injured in an accident that is caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Carrying a substantial UM/UIM policy doesn't guarantee that you will be fully compensated for your medical bills, lost wages and other costs. Your insurance company may protect its own bottom line by looking for loopholes that allow it to pay less than the full amount you deserve. The lawyers at Doehling Law will battle with the insurance company attorneys on your behalf. Contact us to learn more during a free initial consultation about how we fight back to win you much-needed compensation.

Glenwood Springs Underinsured Motorist Attorney

Suffering a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by someone else's negligence is unsettling enough. If you discover that the driver who hit you does not have insurance or is woefully underinsured, you may feel like there is nowhere to turn for help.

At the Gary Doehling Personal Injury Law Firm, P.C.., our personal injury lawyers protect your rights if you or a family member is injured in an accident with an uninsured driver.

UM/UIM coverage is available in two forms: property damage coverage, which covers damage to your car or other property, and medical coverage, which is designed to pay your medical bills when you are hit by a driver without insurance. UM/UIM insurance also provides protection if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident and the other driver is not caught.

Our Attorneys Know How To Take On The Insurance Companies

Our Grand Junction uninsured motorist attorneys don't back down from deep-pocketed insurance lawyers. Gary Doehling spent 25 years representing large insurance providers before founding his own firm to help the individuals on the other side of these cases who need and deserve experienced help. Our Claims Manager, Scott Krug, spent 18 years in the claims departments of major insurance carriers. We know the insurance companies' tactics and understand how to win cases against them.

We can answer your questions about injury accidents involving uninsured or underinsured motorists. Call us or use our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation in either our Grand Junction or Aspen office.