In the state of California, it is illegal to drive without auto insurance, yet some people will still take this risk. If you’re involved in an accident and learn that the at-fault driver is uninsured, it can be confusing to figure out what your next steps should be. A skilled uninsured motorist claim attorney in Los Angeles or San Diego can help guide you in the right direction.
Typically, when you’re involved in a car accident, you can expect that your insurance company will coordinate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. What happens when the liable driver doesn’t have auto insurance? Things can become a bit more complicated. In this situation, it is advisable to work with a skilled attorney who can help to:
- Obtain an official report of the accident
- Establish the at-fault party
- Work with your insurance company to outline the extent of damages and reimbursement due for the accident
- Often, your insurance policy will include coverage for accidents with an uninsured driver, your attorney can work to receive compensation under this coverage.
You could also sue the uninsured driver for damages, but in most cases when a driver is uninsured, they don’t have the money to cover your claim either.
When you’ve been involved in an accident with another driver who doesn’t carry auto insurance, it can be difficult to know how to proceed with starting a claim. Our Los Angeles and San Diego uninsured motorist claims attorneys at Rostam Law has experience working with clients who have been injured by uninsured motorists and we are here to help. Call us today at 888.416.5006 to discuss the details of your situation. We always offer a free initial consultation.