Insurance and Hit and Run Drivers

Insurance and Hit and Run Drivers

Insurance and Hit and Run Drivers

Insurance and Hit and Run Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn auto accident attorney. Uninsured or hit and run drivers cause havoc on our roadways. Many times during the years of my Sacramento personal injury practice, I have encountered people who were struck by or whose family was struck by a hit and run driver.

Wrong Impressions

Usually, my clients are under the impression they need to locate the hit and run driver in order to recover damages for their injuries. Most of the time, that absolutely is not the case. As long as the person struck by the hit and run driver owned an auto or someone else in his dwelling owned an auto, he or she is likely covered by auto insurance.

Uninsured Motorist Insurance

Most policies also have uninsured motorist insurance which covers pedestrians or bicyclists struck by a hit and run driver. If the injured person had auto insurance, he also has uninsured motorist insurance in California unless he signed a written waiver.

Anyone Living in the Household

Even if another roommate or family member owned  the auto where an injured person resides, uninsured motorist coverage usually extends to anyone living in the same household.

Injured by Hit and Run Driver?

If you or a family member were injured by a hit and run or uninsured driver, call me for free, friendly advice.

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn car accident lawyer with the primary accident information site on the web, AutoAccident.com.  Call me now at (916)  921-6400. If you are outside the Sacramento area, you can call me at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

I’ve been helping residents of Auburn recover compensation for their personal injuries since 1982.

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