When you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, the sources of compensation available to you are very limited. In a case like this, it’s important to contact a Los Angeles uninsured motorist lawyer to get legal guidance so that your interests are better protected. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an uninsured motorist, call us today to discuss your case as well as your options.
According to the Insurance Research Council, as many as one out of every seven motorists in the United States is driving without insurance. That means that if you are involved in an accident with a motorist like this, you have limited sources of compensation recovery and could actually be forced to pay out of your pocket.
California has a large number of uninsured and underinsured motorists, and therefore it is important that you purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage from your own insurance provider. When you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, the coverage will kick in when you are involved in an accident with a motorist like this. The coverage will cover your expenses including property damage, injuries and other losses as a result of the accident. You can buy uninsured motorist coverage from your current insurance company; however, when it comes time to make the claim your insurance company steps into the shoes of the uninsured driver.
If you were involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, your insurance company must cover your losses up to the limits of your uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage. In California, uninsured motorist coverage will also kick in when you are involved in an accident with a hit-and-run driver who cannot be located.
These claims are very challenging to process and often your own insurance company will attempt to deny your coverage. If you have suffered injuries in an accident involving an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist in which the other motorist was responsible for causing your injuries, call us at (818) 696-4234 to discuss your case with a Los Angeles uninsured motorist lawyer. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.