Los Angeles Uninsured Motorists Lawyer
Getting into an auto accident is bad enough for most folks, but when they are hit by an uninsured motorist, there can be undue financial burdens to bear. Sometimes an uninsured motorist will leave the scene of their accident, thus committing yet another violation of state laws. Attorneys at Mann & Elias have helped hundreds of clients with legal pursuit of compensation from uninsured motorists following an accident, and they have helped recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for damage claims for such accidents.
Why Are There Uninsured Motorists?
Despite common knowledge that it is a bad idea and illegal to drive without insurance coverage, nonetheless many Los Angeles drivers do drive without any coverage. Some people do not have enough income to afford insurance, while others lack coverage because they have been cancelled due to previous accidents. Drivers usually are aware that if they are pulled over by police, the first things the officer will want to see are their driver’s license and proof of insurance.
What About Under-Insured Drivers?
California only requires a driver to carry $15,000 dollars of liability insurance. This is simply not enough to cover all of the medical bills and and expenses generated by most auto accidents. If a driver causes more damage than they have insurance, they are called under-insured. At the Law Office of Mann & Elias, the exerienced attorneys will work with your own insurance company to obtain any benefits due under your insurance policy. We highly recommend that all drivers carry at least $100,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage.
How Likely Am I to Be Hit by an Uninsured Motorist?
In 1997, the California Department of Motor Vehicles estimated that about one-third of all drivers in California were uninsured, about 8 million drivers. These figures have improved slightly, but the risk of being hit by an uninsured motorist remains high. Insurance coverage varies in cost by many factors, including age and residential location. An older rural driver may only pay $400 a year for liability insurance, but a young male driver living in Los Angeles could be charged up to $3000 yearly for his coverage.
How Can Mann & Elias Attorneys Help?
If you have been in an accident where the other driver was an uninsured or under-insured motorist, Mann & Elias attorneys can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and money for pain and suffering from your uninsured motorist policy. If your insuance carrier refused to cooperate, we will recovery for you in the process of binding arbitration.
Uninsured Motorist Lawyer in Los Angeles
Our uninsured motorist attorneys are highly skilled professionals with extensive experience helping clients gain compensation for vehicle accident injuries and expenses. They have a long record of wins for clients who have been hit by drivers who lack insurance coverage. It is important to obtain competent legal representation immediately if you are in any way involved in an auto accident.
Your rights are defined by law; call the Los Angeles car accident law firm of Mann & Elias today to obtain legal counsel that will help enforce your rights in all legal matters. Call 323-857-9500 for Mann & Elias attorneys who are experienced at winning uninsured motorist accident cases.