Raymond, WA asked in Car Accidents for Washington

Q: I am an uninsured driver who has been involved in an accident and want to know if a claims department from their company

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Herbert G. Farber
Herbert G. Farber
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Unfortunately, your question is not complete so I will have to guess as to your question.

In Washington State, the law says that if you drive a motor vehicle you must have auto insurance, self insurance, certificate of deposit or a liability bond. Operating a motor vehicle without the required insurance is a traffic infraction and you may be fined.

If you are an uninsured motorist and you were in a car accident that was not your fault, you do have rights. You can make a claim against the other driver's insurance. If you believe the car accident was your fault or partially your fault, you need to contact an attorney so that your rights are protected. If you were injured and it was the other driver's fault, you may have a valid claim against the other driver's insurance.

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