Happy New Year!
I am starting this blog to educate my clients about things they may encounter in their case. This blog will explore the remedies available to clients with tort or insurance claims. We will begin with arbitration, a remedy available to victims of motor vehicle crashes where the person who causes the wreck has no insurance or inadequate automobile liability insurance and the victim is fortunate to have purchased UM (uninsured motorist) and UIM (underinsured motorist) benefits as part of their own auto insurance policy. In such cases, the victim can elect to have their claim decided by arbitration and is not left with only trial as their remedy, which is often the only choice they would typically have otherwise.
Each entry in this series will provide information about arbitration, particularly as it concerns UM and UIM coverage.