Northern California Attorneys: Hit and Run and Uninsured Motorist Accidents
If you were injured in a hit-and-run car or motorcycle accident or a collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may be concerned that filing a claim with your own insurance company for your medical costs and property damage may result in increased insurance premiums or even cancellation of your policy.
Under California law, insurance companies may not hike your rates or cancel your coverage if you were hurt by an unidentified or uninsured motorist.
The attorneys at Carcione Cattermole Dolinski understand how to resolve the underlying car accident case correctly and appropriately so as not to jeopardize benefits such as med pay, uninsured motorist coverage and any other applicable benefits. Contact our offices in Redwood City today to learn more about your rights and legal options in a free consultation.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
California requires that all drivers maintain a minimum of $15,000 per person in insurance coverage. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained in serious car accidents can cost much, much more. This means that even if the driver who caused your accident has the required insurance, it may not be enough to pay for your medical bills and the costs of recovery.
Also, underinsured motorist coverage does not "stack" in our state. This means that if you were injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was underinsured, you will have to exhaust all other sources of insurance coverage before seeking compensation through your own policy.
Uninsured Motorist Accidents and Med Pay
Med pay, also known a PIP or personal injury protection insurance, is designed to cover the cost of your medical bills even it is determined that you were at fault in the accident. We understand how to manage the settlement of auto accident claims so as to maximize any med pay benefits you may be due. We do not take any fee for obtaining your med pay benefits.
Contact Carcione Cattermole Dolinski
Please call our offices in Redwood City at 650-241-4294 or toll free at 877-393-1160 to receive a free case evaluation. You may also e-mail us now for a rapid response.
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