My husband was critically injured by a drunk driver, he only had $10 m in Bodily injury coverage – what are my options now???? I

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

My husband was critically injured by a drunk driver, he only had $10 m in Bodily injury coverage – what are my options now???? I

Asked on May 4, 2009 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

There are a fair number of things to look at here, that you will need to go into with your attorney, and you absolutely need a lawyer to deal with this.  If you need to find a lawyer, you can do that at http://attorneypages.com

Part of your own automobile insurance is what is called underinsured motorist coverage, which takes over when your damages are more than the other driver's insurance limit.  You should take your insurance policy with you when you talk to your lawyer.

If the other driver owns a home or other property, you can go after that once you have gotten a judgment against him (after a trial or settlement).  The sooner you see a lawyer and get the process started, the better.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption