The State of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against a driver whose unsecured car hood flew up mid-drive, obstructing visibility in such a way that the car careened into a cable barrier and caught fire. The state asserts that severe damage was done to state property that had to be repaired.
The defendant, Travis M. Toscano, was driving without insurance at the time. Driving without the minimum required liability coverage of $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident is illegal in the state of Louisiana.
An accident with an uninsured driver can cause a huge headache, as often the cost of the accident will fall to the victim. In Louisiana, most insurance policies come bundled with uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance to provide financial protection to victims of accidents with these selfish drivers.
It is possible to opt out of this extra insurance, however, so check to see if your policy includes it.
I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver. What Can I Do?
The Lafayette personal injury attorneys of Galloway Jefcoat have helped over 1,000 people receive the compensation they deserve for injuries. If you have endured pain and suffering as a result of an accident with an uninsured driver, call us at 337-984-8020 to schedule a free consultation with one of our legal experts.
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