San Diego Uninsured Motorist Car Accident Attorneys
Compensation If You've Been Hurt in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver
It's bad enough when you get into a collision, but what happens when you get into a crash with a person who does not carry insurance? Drivers with far too little insurance, or no insurance at all, who cause a collision create huge problems and leave injured motorists and their passengers holding the burden.
No matter how overwhelming your situation, help is available to overcome the financial, emotional, and physical challenges presented by a car crash involving an uninsured driver. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our San Diego uninsured driver accident attorneys have the legal experience and resources to help you get the money you deserve from negligent parties. Your insurance company may seem like your friend, but the future well-being of claimants is not typically their main concern. It is important to make sure that you are fully aware of your legal rights and options before agreeing to the terms of the insurance company. For more information about the difference we can make in your financial security and recovery, please call (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation.
It's not too late if you were already involved in a crash with an uninsured motorist. Even if they do not have insurance, you can sometimes sue the motorist personally and you can get your car fixed and medical expenses paid that way. In this case, you should talk to an experienced uninsured motorist attorney. Many of our clients in the past dealt with drivers who did not have adequate insurance or had no insurance at all. Fortunately, we were still able to get our clients enough money to pay for their property damage and medical expenses.
Protect Yourself After an Accident with an Uninsured Driver in San Diego
First and foremost, the best thing you can do is carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on your car (UM and UIM, respectively). An UM/UIM auto insurance policy will make sure the injured driver will get money for his or her injuries despite the other driver having little or no insurance. Although this coverage will increase the cost of your insurance premium, it will certainly pay off in the long run, and the additional cost is minimal - sometimes less than $50 per year. In the event of a collision with an uninsured motorist, the insurance company will pay the difference between what the underinsured driver can pay and what the injured driver would be entitled to if the underinsured driver had adequate insurance coverage. In the case of an uninsured motorist, the UM/UIM policy will pay for all the damages.
This is why we tell everyone that comes to our law office that they should purchase UM/UIM insurance. In California, you are not required to purchase this kind of insurance, but it is very important that you get it. In fact, it is a good idea to purchase as much UM/UIM insurance as you can reasonably afford. You never know when an auto accident will strike, and you don't want to be left with paying for your bills out of your own pocket because you did not want to pay for additional UM/UIM coverage.
The number of uninsured motorists is surprisingly high. What happens when they cause an accident? Our lawyers ensure that we obtain all available insurance proceeds for you.
San Diego Uninsured Motorist Car Accident Lawyers Protecting Your Best Interests
If you are ever in a similar position where an uninsured motorist causes your collision, call the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation. Our San Diego auto accident attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of your clients and getting them the best possible case outcome.
We also provide a free service to San Diego by reviewing your insurance coverage and will give you our input on whether it is adequate or not. Just fax your insurance policy declaration sheet (a one-page sheet describing what coverage you have and the policy limits for each coverage) to the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-3180.
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.