If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver in Newport Beach, the first two things you should do are to seek medical attention for any injuries you sustained and call the police to report the accident. When you’re able, you will also want to contact your own insurance company to report the accident and check the details of your uninsured motorist coverage if applicable.
Unfortunately, victims who are injured in accidents with uninsured, underinsured, or hit-and-run drivers often face difficult choices about how to pursue compensation. In some cases, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company. And, depending on your coverage, you may be eligible for compensation for your immediate medical care, future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you do not have uninsured motorist coverage, it may be possible to pursue compensation from the driver who hit you. However, this process is often complicated because:
If you were hit by an uninsured driver in Orange County and need help making difficult choices, an Orange County auto accident attorney with Russell & Lazarus would be happy to assist you. Please reach out to us at (800) 268-9228 to discuss what happened to you—and what happens next.