Being involved in a car accident is always upsetting, but it can be even more so when you discover that the person who hit you is uninsured. Alaska has an unusually high number of uninsured drivers: as many as 17 percent of people on the road may be behind the wheel without proper coverage, a higher number than the one in seven drivers who are uninsured on average nationally. This means that there is a good chance you could be involved in a crash at some point with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. What do you do when this happens? How can you protect yourself and your family and collect the compensation you deserve in such cases?