Underinsured Motorist Claims Require First that the Applicable Bodily Injury Liability Policies be “Exhausted.”

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, observes that Underinsured Motorist claims are always “exhausting!” Underinsured motorist coverage requires exhaustion of the tortfeasor’s policy limits and submission of proof of payment to the insurer. (Wedemeyer v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America (2008) 160 Cal.App.4th 1297, 1303) In California, auto insurance policies must provide coverage for insureds where the…

Do You Know the Statute of Limitations in an Underinsured Motorist Case?

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly asked this question because his article not answer the question how to “Effectively Preserve the Statute of Limitations in Underinsured Motorist cases.” That’s because there is no statute of limitations per se in Underinsured Motorist cases! It’s a trick question! The statute of limitations for filing Uninsured Motorist claims does not apply…

The Single Biggest Mistake Lawyers Make on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, has studied and re-studied the statutes, case law and treatises concerning Uninsured and Underinsured motorist. In addition, Mr. Goldberg has authored some of the most popular articles on Uninsured (“UM”) and Underinsured (“UIM”) motorist claims and has written countless blog posts on the subject. Mr. Goldberg regularly fields calls from other…

Is it Fair to Go Through Your Own Insurance Company if You Were Not At Fault an Uninsured Motorist Accident?

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist attorney Barry P. Goldberg, answers the question “Why should I go through my own insurance company when I was not at fault for the accident?” Most clients hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist are outraged when they learn that they must make a claim with their own insurance company. Many accident…