Uninsured motorist coverage is so important especially when there are drivers like this on the road. According to Bay News 9, a Brandon woman has been arrested this week on DUI charges for the second time in five months. What are the chances that she carries adequate bodily injury liability coverage if she causes a crash?
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said this woman hit another vehicle while traveling on Lakewood Drive as she was attempting to turn right on Thomas Street. She struck the front of a 2014 Mazda 3 with her 2016 Jeep Wrangler and caused $800 in damage to the Mazda. The report states that the woman had slurred speech, glassy eyes, unstable balance, and was emitting a strong odor of alcohol. During field sobriety tests, the woman showed “extreme” signs of impairment. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with property damage, along with a charge of a DUI over .15 blood alcohol level. The woman was arrested on the same charges just a few months earlier – on July 29.
Sadly, there are many people like this woman on the road. Others simply cannot afford to purchase bodily injury liability coverage. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured motorist, you may be responsible for your own medical bills and lost wages and other damages. There simply may not be an avenue to turn to if a motorist with no insurance causes injuries. That’s where uninsured motorist coverage comes in.
Uninsured motorist coverage will protect you and your family if you or they are injured in a car accident caused by someone with no insurance. This coverage will pay your medical bills, lost wages and other damages even if the at-fault driver had no bodily injury liability coverage. That is why I believe it is the most important insurance coverage to purchase.
Check your automobile insurance policy now to see if you are carrying uninsured motorist coverage. If not, get it today. After a car accident is too late.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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