Have You Been Injured By An Uninsured Motorist?
Vehicle accidents can lead to significant setbacks for those involved, particularly if there are any injuries or property damage. If you or somebody you care about is involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may face additional hurdles in your efforts to recover for any property damage or injuries caused by the accident.
At Licata & Yeremenko, we are here to help when you need a California uninsured motorist accident attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident claims in the Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County areas. Let us get to work to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Uninsured Drivers Are A Threat To Everybody
All drivers in California must obtain and maintain insurance in order to remain legal on the roadway. In this state, the following types of insurance are required of all drivers:
- Bodily injury liability coverage: $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident minimum
- Property damage liability coverage: $5,000 minimum
When drivers choose not to carry insurance, they are breaking the law and placing other people at unnecessary risk. Insurance is required so that those who cause accidents will be able to provide compensation for any injuries and property damage that resulted from the accident. Some drivers only carry the minimum required coverage, which may be insufficient in case of a serious accident. As such, when a person is struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver, this can significantly complicate the recovery process.
Where Will Compensation Come From?
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident that was caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver in California, there may be various ways to secure compensation for your injuries and other losses.
The first thing to do is check to see if you carry uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injury or property damage coverage. In California, both of these types of coverage are completely optional for drivers. However, the car accident lawyers at Licata & Yeremenko strongly recommend that all drivers re-evaluate their policies and ensure that they carry these types of coverages. This will ensure they can pay for injury expenses or property damage losses if they are struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver.
If you are injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, and you do not have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. However, drivers who do not carry insurance or who only have the minimum coverage often do so because they lack the financial resources to pay for sufficient insurance coverage. In these cases, even if a crash victim is successful in obtaining a judgment against the at-fault driver, there is no guarantee that they will be able to collect any money.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our California car accident lawyers have extensive experience handling complex claims and navigating coverage issues, and we know what it takes to explore all avenues of compensation on behalf of our clients.
Call Our California Uninsured Motorist Accident Attorneys
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver in California, the team at Licata & Yeremenko is ready to step in and help. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of your vehicle accident claim. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.