Posted at 14:37h
in Personal Injury
When you are injured in an auto accident and someone else is at fault, the law says that person is responsible for paying you for all damages that he or she caused. This means paying your medical bills, damage to your vehicle or its contents, injuries to your passengers, lost income from work, and just about any other verifiable loss.
But what happens if that person has no money—no way to pay for the damages? This is precisely why the law requires drivers to carry minimum liability insurance. This insurance is designed to minimally
insure or protect others in the event of an accident. Sadly, 1 out of 8 drivers in the U.S. is uninsured, according to theInsurance Information Institute
. South Carolina has a slightly higher rate of uninsured motorists, coming in at roughly 1 in 9.4 drivers.