How do you handle medical bills in hit and run accidents where the driver has not been apprehended or identified? Who pays for the resulting injuries to passengers in a car or pedestrians when the person who caused the accident drives off? Why should the victim of a hit and run accident hire an experienced injury attorney?
My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as an Orange County injury attorney I can tell you that most people are completely unaware that their own auto insurance is the best source for recovery of financial losses from a hit and run injury. The “Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist” or UM/UIM portion of your auto policy will cover these injuries and your medical bills, lost wages and other recoverable financial costs.
The challenge is this: most people are shocked at how they are treated by their own insurance company when they call to inquire about coverage in a hit and run under UM/UIM. Insurance companies offer low settlements in these cases, and it is important to work with an experience and proven trial attorney who will stand up for your rights and hold the insurance company accountable for what has happened. This is why you carry insurance in the first place.
I worked for the major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career and I’m very familiar with their strategies and tactics. This gives my clients a competitive advantage, and ensures that they receive a full financial recovery based upon the limits of the policy and the extent of their injuries and financial losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit and run accident in Anaheim, Irvine, Mission Viejo or Orange County I invite you to contact me for a free and substantive consultation at (949) 305-1400. How do you handle medical bills in hit and run accidents in a car or as a pedestrian? Hire an experienced and proven injury attorney who can stand up for your rights.