Uninsured Motorist Accident Lawyers in San Francisco
Providing Effective, Personalized & Compassionate Representation
By law, all California drivers must have auto insurance. However, the fact that car insurance is required doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone actually has insurance or that they have enough insurance to cover injuries and damages they might inflict upon you in an accident. In fact, the law only requires drivers to carry $15,000 of auto insurance (called policy limits). With the exorbitant costs of medical care these days, one visit to the emergency room following an accident could exceed this low policy limit. If you then start adding in other typical accident-related expenses like rehabilitation, medications, and lost wages, the $15,000 minimum required insurance is completely insufficient.
When that situation arises, you may be able to collect the compensation you’re entitled to from your own insurer under the underinsured motorist protection that you paid for when you purchased your automobile policy. Similarly, when the negligent driver has no auto insurance at all, you may be able to collect under your uninsured motorist coverage.
Contact Delfino Green & Green online or call us today to learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our uninsured motorist accident lawyers in San Francisco.
Why You Should Get Proficient Representation
Unfortunately, the process of collecting on your uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits is not simple. Even though you are making a claim against your own insurer, they are able to step into the shoes of the other driver and defend the case as if they represented the other driver. This makes the process adversarial and it often closely resembles the process of suing a negligent driver in court. Your attorneys need to prepare the case as if it were going to court or be prepared to try your case in front of an arbitrator.
Please keep in mind that insurers, even your own insurer, will be trying to minimize the amount they pay out on your claim. Before you give any written or recorded statements to representatives from any insurance company, even your own, you should consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in San Francisco. Failing to do so could make resolving your case more difficult.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention and get your injuries thoroughly documented
- Contact a proficient injury attorney to start building your case right away
- Continue to document your injury and its effects over time, as documentation is crucial
- Then, let us take it from there
Did You Know That…
Even if you are pedestrian, and you are injured by a negligent driver who is either uninsured or underinsured, you may still be able to collect benefits under the uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage of your auto policy! Call us at (415) 466-8544 and we’ll explain how.
If you’ve been injured by a driver who has no coverage or a policy limit that is insufficient to cover your injuries and damages, we can help. We’ve handled many serious cases where some or even all of the compensation comes from our client’s uninsured or underinsured motorist’s coverage. Our uninsured motorist accident attorneys in San Francisco have decades of combined experience, and we’ve helped countless injured victims with their uninsured or underinsured motorist claims.
Call us today at (415) 466-8544 to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our experienced uninsured motorist accident attorneys in San Francisco.