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Uninsured Motorist Accident Attorneys in Lancaster, CA
Serving Antelope Valley for 30+ Years
In the state of California, all drivers are required to have car insurance in order to legally drive. The unfortunate reality is that despite that mandate, many drivers still choose to drive without insurance. When one of them causes an accident that results in property damage or personal injury, things can quickly get complicated. Ultimately, the victim of the crash will have to rely on their own uninsured / underinsured motorist insurance policy if the at-fault driver does not have enough coverage, or doesn't have any coverage at all.
If you have been injured in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, Accident Attorneys is available to provide you with a free legal consultation to learn more about your options. Give us a call now at (661) 261-4929 to get started.
Do I Really Need Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage?
If you have ever purchased car insurance in California, you likely had a “fun” time going over the mandatory liability minimums each driver needs to buy in order to legally drive.
California uses a 15/30/5 minimum, which means:
- $15,000 coverage for injury or death to one person
- $30,000 coverage for injury or death to more than one person
- $5,000 in property damage (vehicles or otherwise)
But the legal necessities are not the only types of insurance available to you, and they really aren’t the only kinds you should buy. In particular, you may have noticed an option to purchase uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage. Since it is only optional, you probably don’t need it, right?
Here’s three reasons why that assumption might be wrong:
- Faster resolution: If you get in a car accident with a driver who has no car insurance, and you don’t have UM/UIM coverage, the only way you can get compensation is through a personal injury claim. While this is better than having no options at all, if you had purchased uninsured motorist coverage, you could get your money faster if your coverage amount actually met all of your damage requirements. Furthermore, personal injury claims filed by plaintiffs who have UM/UIM coverage – which would be the case if your damages exceeded what your coverage offers – tend to see their cases close in a lesser amount of time.
- Excess expenses: An insured driver that hits you but cannot cover all of your necessary medical bills and repair costs with their insurance policy is technically an underinsured motorist. With UIM insurance on your policy, you can gain the maximum amount allowed by the liable party’s insurance and the excess remaining through your own. Essentially, there is less of a chance that you will be left without the coverage you require.
- Hit-and-runs: When you are unable to collect identifying or insurance information from the other driver before they leave the scene of the accident, it is a hit-and-run. What you may not have realized is that uninsured motorist coverage will take care of you during a hit-and-run accident, even if that means you came back to your car after shopping to find that someone put a dent in your bumper.
There are numerous reasons why you should probably talk to your insurer about getting UM/UIM motorist coverage added onto your policy. It is not, however, the only way to seek compensation and damages after a car accident. An injury claim may be your best option in some cases, regardless of the type of insurance you own.
Contact Accident Attorneys to talk to our Lancaster car accident lawyers after a crash. We can tell you what might be your next best move during a free case evaluation.
Do You Have Questions?We Have ANSWERS
One of the most common types of product liability claims involve auto parts leading to a car accident. Other types of product liability claims include the following faulty products:
Children’s toy parts
Design defects are one of the most common product liability claims filed. Manufacturing defects are another common type of claims filed. An anottorney can help you determine what is the most practical approach for your case.
To successfully file a product liability claim, whether for a design or manufacturing defect, is to prove the file a claim that proves:
Your (the defendant’s) relationship to the product
Unreasonably dangerous condition of the product
The relationship between your injuries and the defective natur eof the product
Your case does not need any prestige or size to qualify for a product liability claim. You deserve justice in your case as have the tens of thousands of individuals who have filed product liability lawsuits each year. If you are ready to take the next step to fight for what you deserve, give our team a call today!