It’s estimated that about 28% of drivers on our California roadways are uninsured, which is bad news for anyone who ends up injured in an accident with an uninsured driver. If you’ve found yourself in this difficult situation, an Orange County auto accident attorney can provide clear guidance and answer your questions. To get started, here are the answers to some common questions about uninsured driver accidents in Orange County.
What Counts as an “Uninsured Driver” Accident in California?
While including the obvious answer of a driver who simply does not have an active insurance policy, there are other types of situations that may also be considered an “uninsured driver” accident, including:
- The accident was a hit-and-run with an unidentified driver.
- The vehicle involved in the accident that injured you was stolen.
Whether you were driving a car, riding a motorcycle, on a bike, or on foot, you may be eligible for compensation if you are hit by an uninsured driver.
Who Pays for My Injuries if I’m Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Orange County?
Depending on the details of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation from your own insurance company, the driver of the vehicle that hit you, or through certain state programs for victims. If you’re unsure how to proceed, seek an Orange County personal injury attorney for guidance.
Can I File an Insurance Claim on My Own?
Filing an insurance claim after an Orange County accident can be a bewildering process, and it is only more complicated if the driver who hit you was uninsured. While you can pursue compensation for your injuries on your own, many victims of uninsured motorists find it helpful to first learn more about the claims process and their rights. If you need help, an Orange County auto accident attorney with Russell & Lazarus would be happy to meet with you today in a completely FREE consultation. Please give us a call at 1-(949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the confidential online contact form on this page to learn more.