What if the driver who hit me in Detroit was uninsured?

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Every auto insurer offers optional uninsured motorist coverage. This additional insurance covers you and your car if the driver and vehicle that hit you was uninsured, or if they fled after the collision and cannot be found. This coverage acts like insurance for the uninsured (or missing) driver who hit you. Uninsured motorist insurance is optional, so you may not have it. Wise drivers purchase this very inexpensive but important coverage to protect them against uninsured drivers’ negligence. If you don’t have this insurance, and the driver who hit you does not have any insurance, or flees the scene, you will not be compensated for your damages.