John Clark Gable, son of the famous actor, Clark Gable was recently arrested in Malibu, California for drunk driving. The 52 year old son of the famous star crashed into six parked cars while he was driving a white Ford pickup near the Malibu Pier when the crashes occurred. No one was injured as a result of the crash but he was nonetheless arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and hit-and-run, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Full article here.
In California, if the at-fault driver in an accident was either an uninsured or underinsured motorist and you have uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage, your insurance will cover your personal injury claim up to the limits of your policy. When an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim is made, your insurance company then stands in the shoes of the uninsured/underinsured motorist. At this point, the insurance company then becomes your adversary even though you pay your insurance company for this coverage. Thus, your insurance company does not represent you.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident related to drinking and driving, or have a claim for personal injury it is good to get a full understanding of your rights under the current state of the California law. Talk to a personal injury attorney at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm at 1-866-288-6010 for a free consultation.