Diamond Bar Car Accident Attorneys Helping People Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Los Angeles County
After an accident, most California drivers have two major concerns:
Is anyone in my car hurt?
Swiftly followed by…
Does the other driver have car insurance?
In a startling number of cases, the answer to the latter question is “no.” This doesn’t have to mean that you’ll never see a dime of what you’re owed. Our Diamond Bar car accident lawyers can help you file a claim for your injuries after a crash with an uninsured driver in the San Gabriel Valley. Contact Blasser Law as soon as possible after an uninsured driver crash to get help filing a claim for damages.
Despite legal mandate, many California drivers uninsured
Even though California law requires that all drivers carry a minimum level of insurance coverage, many ignore this requirement and drive uninsured. The Insurance Research Council has estimated that 15.2% of all California drivers aren’t insured. If you think about how many cars you pass on the freeway each day, you’ll realize that the chances that you’ll be involved in a crash with an uninsured driver are high.
Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for accident victims
If you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured California driver, you have options for getting the money you’re owed for the costs you incur due to the accident, but having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side will greatly increase your chances of receiving the full compensation you’re owed. Most responsible California drivers carry uninsured motorist coverage, which allows you to file a claim under your own policy to receive benefits when you’re the victim of an accident. Specifically, uninsured motorist coverage will offer benefits after a crash with:
- A driver without a car insurance policy
- A hit-and-run driver
- A stolen vehicle
Not only will uninsured motorist coverage offer benefits to a driver hurt in a crash with an uninsured driver, but it will also provide benefits if one of the passengers in your car is injured, or if you were hurt as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Uninsured motorist coverage will offer benefits toward your expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Most uninsured motorist policies offer coverage in the same amounts as your main policy’s limits. Even where coverage is available, however, your insurer will still try to reduce the amount it pays in benefits as much as possible, by disputing your injuries or claiming your own negligence was to blame. Having an attorney on your side will help you get the money you need after a serious accident. Contact the Los Angeles area personal injury lawyers at Blasser Law for a no-cost consultation on your accident with an uninsured driver.
Experienced Legal Representation in Diamond Bar Car Accidents
If you need help recovering what you’re owed after a crash in Los Angeles, contact the seasoned, knowledgeable, and effective Diamond Bar car accident lawyers at Blasser Law for a consultation, at 909-843-6363.