Being in a car accident is bad enough, but what happens when the other driver doesn’t have insurance? If they are at fault for the accident and you are left injured, their lack of insurance could make it very difficult for you to collect any compensation for their injuries and damages.
Data shows that on today’s highways, between 25-30 percent of motorists in Oklahoma are uninsured, despite regulations that require it.
According to reports from KOCO News, lawmakers in the state of Oklahoma are looking to crack down on the problem by implementing a new law that would be aimed at taking these uninsured drivers off the road.
The state’s public safety committee will examine the bill on Wednesday that proposes making it a primary offense to drive a vehicle that is uninsured. The bill, if put into law, would be considered a sister act to the law that was passed several years ago that allows officers to run a vehicle’s tags to check if it’s uninsured.
If the bill is approved, the law could take effect as early as November 1 of this year.
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers with J.Colbert Injury Lawyers know what it takes to get a car accident victim the compensation they need in order to move on with their life. If you have been hurt at no fault of your own and have questions regarding your accident, contact an experienced lawyer today.