You have options for seeking damages if you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident with an uninsured driver. An Anaheim uninsured car accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights for damages following this type of collision.
All California drivers must carry either auto insurance or meet the state requirements for financial responsibility if they are in a motor vehicle accident. A car accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you pursue compensation regardless of whether the other driver has insurance or proper collateral.
You are not alone after an accident with an uninsured driver. Let us help you with our understanding of state liability, negligence, and insurance statutes.
For a free consultation, please call our firm today at (800) 598-7557.
We Identify Potential Sources of Compensation
Your uninsured motorist coverage protects you and your passengers who suffer injuries by a driver with no insurance. Many drivers have uninsured motorist coverage but are unfamiliar with what it covers. An uninsured car accident lawyer can review your policy and help you understand what is covered.
A lawyer with our firm can also find out if the other driver has registered financial responsibility with the state. These assets can be used to pay for your medical bills, car repairs, and other accident-related losses if you do not have uninsured motorist coverage.
Some Uninsured Drivers Can Still Cover Your Damages
According to California Insurance Code §11580.1b, anyone who drives or parks a vehicle on public roads must show proof of insurance or financial responsibility in the form of:
- Automobile liability insurance policy sold by a company who is licensed to sell such policies in California
- $35,000 cash deposit that is held by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- Self-insurance certificate issued by the DMV
- $35,000 surety bond from a company licensed to do business in California
If your damages exhaust these resources, a car accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can explore other options to help you recover compensation.
You Can Rely on Our Firm for Help
There is no such thing as a minor car accident when it happens to you or a loved one. That is why we encourage you to call Ben Crump Law, PLLC for a free consultation after an accident involving an uninsured driver.
Your first step is to get medical care, but your next call should be to find out how our legal team can help after an accident caused by:
- Drunk driving (or driving while high)
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving (or falling asleep at the wheel)
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Reckless driving (speeding, running red lights, etc.)
- Hit-and-run accident
- Aggressive driving (road rage)
- Defective automobile parts, including tires and tire tread accidents
- Debris left on the road by trucks or construction crews
- Dangerous road conditions, including lack of signage or guardrails
Our firm has recovered more than $30 million in damages for clients who were injured from someone’s reckless or wrongful act. While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, our firm is committed to seeking justice and compensation from the at-fault party.
Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
Each year, almost 300,000 people are injured in accidents statewide, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident involving an uninsured motorist, you likely have all kinds of unexpected bills. You or your loved one may not be able to work.
A car accident lawyer will protect your rights and help you recover damages. You should not have to continue to suffer from an accident that you did not cause.
As our valued client, you may count on:
- Free case review at your earliest convenience
- Regular updates about your case
- Contingency-based legal representation
You do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. An attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC is paid from a portion of the settlement recovered on your behalf.
Damages Associated with a Car Accident
Each case is different, and damages vary depending on the extent and severity of your injuries.
An Anaheim uninsured car accident lawyer will work hard to recover damages that might include:
- Ambulance and emergency room care
- Specialist visits
- Rehabilitation and follow-up care
- Prescription medicine
- Lost pay
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Additional Damages for a Car Accident
You or your loved one may need extended or long-term treatment. A lawyer with our firm may seek compensation for:
- Loss of service
- Loss of companionship or consortium
California law allows you to seek damages for both physical and emotional injuries. We will carefully evaluate your damages for both current and future losses.
California’s Minimum Insurance Requirements
Drivers who fail to provide adequate insurance or other accepted proof of financial responsibility may be fined and, in some cases, lose their driving privileges.
California requires that drivers carry these minimum amounts of auto insurance liability coverage:
- $15,000 for bodily injury or death to one individual
- $30,000 for bodily injury or death for more than one person
- $5,000 for property damage
Insurance policies can be difficult to understand for many people. Our car accident attorneys can translate the policy so that you understand what is covered. We can pursue compensation for your injuries so that you and your loved ones do not continue to suffer from another person’s reckless act.
We Are Ready to Help
Being injured in a car accident that you did not cause is distressing enough. If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident involving an uninsured driver, you do not need the additional stress of pursuing compensation.
Call the office of an Anaheim uninsured car accident lawyer for a free consultation. Our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC is ready to help. Reach out at (800) 598-7557.