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Woodland Hills “Hit and Run” Accidents
Imagine that you and your family are hit by a speeding vehicle and the negligent driver of that vehicle does not stop to acknowledge his fault and exchange insurance information. It happens all too often in Southern California. “Hit and Run” accidents are rampant in Woodland Hills! Maybe the negligent driver is drunk, or is driving without a valid California Driver’s License, or has no valid liability insurance policy. Maybe the negligent driver is just too scared to stop and suffer the consequences. In these situations, your Uninsured Motorist Policy will protect you.
It is important that you have a lawyer that knows how to properly document such accidents to qualify for Uninsured Motorist Coverage. There must be actual “contact” with the hit and run vehicle. The accident must be reported to the proper police department, in most cases within 24 hours. Because the insurers often suspect fraud, it is critical to supply maximum information and cooperate with the police department investigation and the insurance company investigation. Many less experienced attorneys miss an important step or opportunity to legitimize the “hit and run” claim to the detriment of their clients.
Woodland Hills Pedestrian Accident Attorney
California Uninsured Motorist policies will cover you even when you are hit outside or away from your vehicle. Many auto v. pedestrian victims do not realize that they have such coverage. Because the injuries from such accidents are often serious, the Uninsured and Underinsured motorist limits in your policy can be a vital component in leading to your full recovery.
Woodland Hills Bicycle Accident Attorney
California Uninsured Motorist policies will cover you even when you are riding your bicycle. Many auto v. bicycle victims do not realize that they have such coverage. Because the injuries from such accidents are often serious, the Uninsured and Underinsured motorist limits in your policy can be a vital component in leading to your full recovery. The Injury Law Professionals regularly counsel bike riders to carry the maximum Uninsured Motorist coverage they can afford because bicyclists are routinely exposed to dangerous traffic flow and are relatively unprotected against serious injury.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage Also Applies When You Are Hit Away From Your Vehicle
Needless to say, “hit and run”, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can pose the greatest risk of serious injuries. Therefore, the application of your Uninsured Motorist policy limits to protect you from “underinsured” motorists is more important than ever in these situations. It is important to remember, you do not have to be “using” a motor vehicle (or any vehicle for that matter) to be eligible for uninsured motorist benefits. You can be a pedestrian, bicyclist, skateboarder, or just minding your own business, as long as the injury was caused by a motorist. In addition, all the benefits of the arbitration process are available and often work to maximize your recovery.
Woodland Hills hit and run accident attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is one of the leading car accidents law firms in the area, we assist you and your loved ones exposed to a hit-and-run accident.
Our vehicle accident attorneys are here to help whether it’s an accident between two vehicles, or a vehicle and a pedestrian or a vehicle and property. From developing a legal strategy to suing them, you can count on us for a wide range of services that ensure your peace of mind. Get in touch with us today to talk to a car injury lawyer. We also practice other areas of personal injury law, and can certainly answer any other questions you may have about the matter.