Hold Uninsured Drivers Accountable with the Help of a Lawyer

Although nearly every state including California requires drivers to carry insurance, not everyone does. There are reckless and irresponsible drivers on the road who cause accidents but do not have the financial means to cover the cost of damages on their own.

If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you should not be responsible for paying for damages you did not cause. You need an advocate on your side to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Attorney Scott Sumner is a highly rated personal injury lawyer representing victims in Walnut Creek, CA, and throughout the area. He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims and is highly respected by both his previous clients and his peers. Mr. Sumner can listen to the details of your situation during your free consultation. Simply call our practice at (925) 278-6170 or contact us online to learn more about your legal options.

Two men crouched next to a rear-end accidentDealing with the aftermath of a car accident is frustrating enough even when the other party has insurance.

Insurance Requirements in California

The Department of Motor Vehicles has a number of requirements for drivers in the state of California, including:

  • All vehicles operating or parked on California roads must have financial responsibility, also known as car insurance
  • The proof of car insurance must be in the vehicle at all times
  • The driver must be able to provide proof of insurance to a law enforcement officer, when requesting to renew vehicle registration, and when they are involved in a collision

There are also minimum requirements for liability insurance:

  • $15,000 following the injury or death of a person
  • $30,000 following the injury or death of multiple people
  • $5,000 for property damages

If you or a loved one suffer a catastrophic injury or even wrongful death at the hands of a negligent driver, these minimum amounts will likely not be sufficient to cover the full extent of your injuries. But if the driver is uninsured or underinsured, they are even less likely to have the financial means to cover these damages.

If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, do not sign anything until you speak to a lawyer...a lawyer can help you calculate the full extent of your damages to make sure you are protected for years to come.

Why Hire a Lawyer

If you are injured in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it can be very difficult to recover compensation for damage done to your vehicle or your own self. You might be obligated to use your own insurance policy to pay the claim. The adjusters you have to deal with during the process have their own interests in mind and want to pay as little as possible for your damages and injuries. Therefore, hiring a lawyer is essential.

Mr. Sumner has a proven track record of success in the courtroom and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. He can provide the guidance, support, and knowledge you need following a car accident and is committed to helping victims recover the maximum compensation possible when the insurance institutions that are meant to protect them fail.

Do Not Settle Until You Call a Lawyer

If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, do not sign anything until you speak to a lawyer. Although the extent of your injuries might not be immediately apparent, a lawyer can help you calculate the full extent of your damages to make sure you are protected for years to come. To find out whether you have a case, schedule a free consultation with attorney Scott Sumner. Call us at (925) 278-6170 or request your complimentary case review online. >