Uninsured Motorist Accidents
San Francisco Uninsured Motorist Accidents
25+ Years of Experience Recovering Compensation for Injuries & Other Damages
In California, drivers are required to maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance. Despite this legal requirement, a significant amount of drivers on the road fail to carry adequate insurance. At Scarlett Law Group, we know that victims of uninsured motorist accidents are left with exceptional hardships. That is why we are committed to helping clients across San Francisco recover what they are owed for their damages. If you were injured in an accident involving an uninsured motorist, then please speak to us so that we can address your concerns and help you take legal action.
Call (415) 688-2176today to set up a consultation with one of our lawyers in San Francisco.
How Do I Recover Compensation from an Uninsured Motorist?
Recovering compensation from an uninsured motorist can be a stressful and complicated process because you have to work with your insurance provider and deal with the various tactics they generally use to reduce the value of your claim.
Additionally, many uninsured drivers flee the accident scene because they know they can face serious criminal charges if they are caught. Although you can find out the identity of an uninsured driver if police end up catching them, drivers who flee the scene are often never found. But if you purchased uninsured motorist insurance, you might be covered for the costs of bodily injuries to you or your passengers if you are involved in an accident with a negligent driver who does not have adequate insurance.
In California, insurance companies are required to offer drivers buying new policies uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver doesn’t want to purchase uninsured motorist coverage, then the insurance company genrally requires them to sign a waiver acknowledging they received the offer for the coverage but declined it.
Uninsured motorist policies should cover the same damages that auto liability insurance covers. This means you can recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damage, including:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of future income
- Past and present medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment
- Emotional trauma
Proudly Fighting for TBI Survivors Across the Bay Area
Car accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) due to the sudden, violent movement people are subjected to, which can result in trauma to the head from coming into contact with a steering wheel, dashboard, window, or a free-flying object. Whiplash is another common cause of TBI that occurs when a person’s head is violently thrown backward and then forward, causing the brain to strike the inside of the skull at high speed.
Roughly 13% percent of drivers don’t have auto insurance, which means you can be in a predicament when it comes to recovering compensation for your TBI injury if an uninsured driver leaves the accident scene or if you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI injury due to a car accident involving an uninsured motorist, then please get in touch with Scarlett Law Group to consult with our award-winning legal team.
moderate and severe TBI. Our compassionate lawyers know firsthand that brain injury cases involving uninsured drivers result in a tremendous amount of loss for innocent people. That is why recovering maximum compensation on behalf of clients is our top priority.
Let Our Award-Winning Lawyers Assist You
At Scarlett Law Group, we work diligently for clients who suffered serious injuries and property damage due to uninsured drivers. We are familiar with the system and can combat every trick that insurance adjusters use to avoid paying fair compensation. We have the resources and legal insight that you need on your side to prove the other driver acted negligently, had no insurance, and caused an accident resulting in injuries and other uncovered losses.