If you have been involved in a hit and run accident or have been injured by an underinsured or uninsured driver and have an injury claim in Los Angeles, contact me today for a free, confidential consultation.

Uninsured and underinsured motorists

Look around you when you’re on the road, and you’re going to see a significant segment of the population that’s either uninsured or underinsured. If you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, and one of these people causes an accident that you’re seriously injured in, it’s you against your own insurance company again. You’ll learn very quickly what type of hands you’re in, how good your neighbor is, or who suddenly isn’t on your side. Expect delay, deny and defend.

Other variables figure into the claims equation too. You don’t want to ask for too much, but you don’t want to accept too little. You don’t want to accept the insurance company’s “final” offer either. You might not have much leverage though if you already prejudiced your case. Some people settle cases without an attorney, and they don’t even know the full nature and extent of their injuries. Remember that the job of every insurance adjuster is to save their company money.

If you try to represent yourself after a serious personal injury accident, your opponent will be a claims adjuster who has handled hundreds if not thousands of serious personal injury claims. Who do you think has the advantage? Evidence can disappear or get destroyed, and witnesses can vanish while you’re stumbling and trying to put your own case together. You can maximize your case by retaining an experienced and respected personal injury attorney, or you can go it alone and quite possibly ruin a perfectly good case. It’s all up to you. What’s your choice?