Representing People Injured in Hit-And-Run Accidents Anywhere in Southern California
People injured in hit-and-run accidents often wonder what options are available to seek monetary recovery for medical treatment, lost earnings and other financial damages resulting from the accident. You do not know who hit you and may have only a vague hope of giving the police a description of the vehicle and driver.
You have options. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, this allows you to file a claim with or against your own insurance company. Learn more about your options from an attorney who has handled numerous hit-and-run accident cases. The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, in Orange County will help you pursue fair compensation.
Assisting Orange County Accident Victims With Uninsured Motorist Claims
An unknown, or hit-and-run driver, is considered an uninsured motorist (UM) for these purposes of filing a claim. Uninsured motorist coverage is not required, but it is an option to consider if you were a motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run.
When a UM claim is filed against your own insurance company, the claim is then handled outside of the traditional court system. It is decided by an agreed-upon arbitrator, without a judge or a jury. In general, there is no right to an appeal. However, the process is much less expensive and faster. Seek the help of a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the personal injury settlement process.
Helping Clients Avoid Legal Pitfalls
Too often car accident victims will contact our office after they have already given a statement to their insurance company, and told the adjuster that there was no contact, when in fact there was. Because no contact accidents are not covered by uninsured motorist claims, these victims are left without relief.
Hit-and-run accident victims should consult with an attorney as early as possible, so as to avoid the pitfalls that prevent the recovery that they are entitled to receive.
No Legal Fees Unless You Recover
For a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer in Mission Viejo, California, contact the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, at (949) 305-1400 to schedule a free consultation.
There are no lawyer fees unless there is a recovery. Phones are answered after business hours and on weekends. Evening and weekend appointments are available on an as-needed basis. If appropriate, we will come to you.