Bay Area Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers
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Accidents Involving Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists
When you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, one of your first steps in securing compensation for your losses is generally to contact the at-fault party’s motor vehicle insurance provider. But what if the person who caused the accident had little or no insurance? Are you without recourse? What are your options?
Fortunately, there are ways that you can pursue damages when you have been hurt by the carelessness or negligence of an uninsured or underinsured motorist. The experienced attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg can help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Weber & Nierenberg—A Tradition of Compassionate, Personalized Service
At Weber & Nierenberg, we have more than three decades of experience protecting the rights of injured people, including individuals who have been in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. We know from experience that every personal injury is unique and we’ll take the time to find out exactly what happened to you, as well as what you need to compensate you for all your losses. We’ll keep you updated on developments in your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed.
We offer a free initial consultation to anyone in or around San Francisco and the Bay area who has been hurt in an accident involving an underinsured or uninsured motorist. To arrange a meeting, contact us online or call our office at 1-866-288-6010.
Protecting Your Rights with an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident and the at-fault party did not have adequate insurance to cover all your losses, we’ll start by helping you determine whether your own insurance policy contained a provision offering coverage for just such a contingency. These provisions are customarily riders on a policy, sold at an additional premium. Don’t rely on your insurance agent to inform you that you have such coverage. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to quickly determine whether you are protected.
We will also work to identify other potentially liable parties, including:
- A municipality or governmental entity, if the accident was caused by a roadway defect
- Any party within the chain of distribution, if the accident was caused by the defective design or manufacture of a motor vehicle or any component
- The party or entity that served the alcohol, if the accident was caused by a drunk driver
Contact an Experienced Northern California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist, call us at 1-866-288-6010 or send us an e-mail to set up a free initial consultation.
We take all claims involving uninsured or underinsured motorists on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Automobile Accident Clients
We represented a 76-year-old whose car was rear-ended by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus. The bus driver was intoxicated, and our investigation revealed that the driver had an extensive substance abuse problem and prior accident history. The accident severed our client’s spinal cord and left him a T-5 paraplegic. The settlement included enough money to provide him with the needed life care prognosticated by our experts.
We represented a 70-year-old who was a passenger in a car driven by her husband when they were rear-ended at high speed. Our client suffered bilateral jaw fractures, requiring her entire mouth to be reconstructed.