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Uninsured Motorist Accident Lawyers in San Francisco

The Truth About Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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 uninsured accident 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

Don't Wait to Get Help If You Have Been Injured

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.

Verdicts & Settlements
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

  • $10,000,000 Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage.
  • $2,400,000 Disability Claim
    Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support out client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.
  • $2,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.
  • $1,800,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.
  • $1,700,000 Builder’s Risk/Collapse

    A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.

  • $1,000,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client had worked for the government for many years when she began suffering from a serious heart condition. All of her doctors told her that she could no longer work and if she continued to do so, she would be risking further injury to her heart or even death. Based on thi
  • $1,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury

    Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world renowned expert‘s to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case settled shortly before trial.

  • $985,000 Traumatic Hand Injury

    Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the workers comp settlement of his case.

  • $975,000 Aviation Death Settlement
    A husband and father of two small children was killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.
  • $700,000 Forklift Accident
    A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.

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  • “Bill Green is exceptional in the courtroom.”

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