LA Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
Los Angeles unfortunately experiences a high number of hit and run accidents with injuries each year. Who pays for injuries received in hit and run accidents in Los Angeles or Southern California? In many cases the police are able to apprehend the hit and run driver, and in that case the insurance company of the responsible party will be the primary source of recovery.
If the hit and driver cannot be identified, many LA injury victims wonder who will pay for their medical bills and lost wages?
Who Pays for Medical Bills and Lost Wages in Hit and Run Cases?
My name is Rivers Morrell, and I have more than 40 years of experience with injuries in hit and run truck, motorcycle and car accidents in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The primary source of recovery will be the Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist or UM/UIM portion of your own automobile insurance. This is the reason we consistently recommend that all Californians maximize their UM/UIM coverage. It is some of the least expensive insurance you can buy and protects you in your car, on your bicycle or as a pedestrian.
How Will Your Insurance Company Handle Your UM/UIM Claim?
Many hit and run injury victims are disappointed by how they are treated by their own insurance company when they attempt to file a UM/UIM injury claim. They quickly discover they “are not in good hands” or that their insurance company “is not on their side.” Insurance companies will almost always make a low offer to resolve these cases, and in many situations it won’t even cover the medical expenses, let alone lost wages and other genuine costs associated with the accident and injury.
The adjusters for your insurance company are highly skilled experts whose job it is to minimize the extent of your financial recovery and protect the profitability of their employer – your insurance company.
This is why it is important to work with your own attorney. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in hit and run accidents in Los Angeles and injury cases throughout LA county, Orange County and Riverside I can tell you it is best to have your own attorney. We are almost always able to achieve a much more realistic settlement with your UM/UIM carrier. If they are unwilling to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take them to Court on your behalf to ensure you receive every penny you are entitled to.
Contact an LA Hit and Run Injury Lawyer
Injuries received in hit and run accidents in Los Angeles require legal skill, experience and expertise. As your LA injury attorney I work to identify all possible sources of recovery and if the hit and run driver cannot be located we will represent your interests and manage all communication with your insurance company. We hold them accountable for the maximum benefit available to you under the UM/UIM section of your insurance policy.
If you have been injured in a car accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident by a hit and run driver I invite you to contact us, or call 949-273-2683 for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.
We will work together to ensure that you receive a full and fair settlement from your insurance company within the structure of your policy, and to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.