Do I Need UM/UIM Insurance in Maryland?

Car Accident Lawyer Recommends Uninsured Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Do you know what UM/UIM insurance is? And do you need it if you're a driver in Maryland? We ask Maryland attorney Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks in this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks:

Absolutely. I sadly did a case recently which was a wrongful death case, and in Maryland, the liability limits are only $30,000. So of course, the at-fault driver's insurance paid the $30,000 up front, but of course, that can't help at all for a serious injury or when you lose a loved one, so it's important to have what you want to call underinsured motorists or uninsured motorists. What that is essentially, is every month you pay a contract to your insurance company, so that if somebody hits you with a very low policy, you're able to use your insurance to help offset that. You want to make sure that you understand your policy, get underinsured motorist; this will cover you if a drunk driver hits you and just runs from the scene, obviously you might not know who it was, or a hit and run. It's good to have uninsured motorist coverage as well.

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