Personal Injury Attorney Sheryl Burke Explains Georgia Car Insurance (Part A)

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In a Georgia personal injury case, you may think that your car insurance company will take care of all of your needs and offer you a fair settlement for your injuries and damages. However, if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you could be at a loss if you have not elected Georgia’s “add on” car insurance coverage. Sheryl Burke, an experienced personal injury attorney, can review your case in this situation and help you decide the best course of action to take. 

Georgia’s “Add On” Car Insurance and How can it Help You

In 2008, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that requires your car insurance company to provide uninsured motorist coverage unless you explicitly refuse it in writing. This is referred to as “uninsured motorist coverage added on to at-fault liability limits,” or simply “add on” insurance. This “add on” car insurance can give you more protection from your policy in the event you are in a car accident with a driver who does not have insurance. Even in a Georgia personal injury case, if the driver does not have insurance, you may not be able to recover the amount of compensation you deserve.

If You Reject the “Add On” Car Insurance

If you opt out of the “add on” insurance, you will be unprotected in the event of an auto wreck with an uninsured driver. While you still can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim in this situation, your amount of compensation could be limited. 

Whether you decide to add this coverage or not, you should seek the help of personal injury attorney, Sheryl Burke, in the event that you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault to find out about filing a claim and potentially recovering compensation. 

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