Although driving without insurance is considered illegal, approximately 14 percent of drivers nationally are uninsured. For some uninsured drivers, they simply cannot afford the cost. For others they believe that they are too good of a driver to get into an accident and do not feel the need to get insurance. But even though these drivers may consider themselves safe behind the wheel, a single accident can prove them wrong, creating numerous problems for themselves and other motorists as well.
Our Denver readers can see this exemplified by a story published by the Wall Street Journal recently. In the article, the journal describes the dangers of uninsured drivers from the perspective of a couple who were injured in 2011 when another driver failed to yield right of way and slammed into their vehicle. The at-fault driver was uninsured and unable to pay the thousands of dollars in medical bills the couple incurred, despite the fact that he was found negligent behind the wheel. Like similar cases here in Colorado, the victims were left wondering what their next move should be.