The civic took off, dragging her for about a block before she could no longer hold on. She suffered injuries as a result, and police are still attempting to identify the driver of the black civic. Who pays for the damage to her car and for her own personal injuries if they cannot identify the hit and run driver?
Hit and run driver injuries in Anaheim are unfortunately quite common. Many drivers in Anaheim are visiting from out-of-state or internationally and are unfamiliar with the area. The high volume of pedestrian traffic due to the beautiful Southern California weather contributes to the likelihood of a pedestrian accident resulting in injuries.
Hit and run accidents in Anaheim and throughout Orange County are covered by the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage of your own automobile insurance. If the driver is not able to be identified, your own insurance policy coverage is responsible for reimbursement for your injuries and other expenses up to policy limits. This is why it is so important to maximize the amount of UM/UIM on your auto coverage.
UM/UIM is the one of the least expensive and most valuable forms of insurance you can purchase and the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell recommends that you maximize this portion of your auto coverage.