Sacramento Uninsured Motorist Claim Lawyers

Hit by an Uninsured Motorist? What You Can

Although California law explicitly requires that every driver must hold current and valid car insurance, some estimates suggest that approximately 20 percent of drivers are driving without insurance, in violation of California law. As such, it is wise for California motorists to carry uninsured motorist coverage which will provide you with the monetary compensation that you deserve for your physical injuries, medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an accident with an uninsured motorist.

Auto insurance law is complicated enough, without the added element of an uninsured driver. Insurance adjusters may try to offer you an inadequate settlement in order to avoid a lawsuit. Do not accept any offers or sign any paperwork without first consulting your attorney.

Contact a Sacramento insurance claim attorney at Piering Law Firm to discuss your case before you sign anything or make any statements to an insurance company.

Understanding Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims

The lawyers at the Piering Law Firm have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in automobile accidents. Vehicle accidents can result in damage to your automobile, serious injuries and substantial medical expenses. When the driver who caused the accident does not have insurance, recovering damages is more challenging and complex. In these situations, it is especially important to obtain representation from a skilled lawyer.

An uninsured motorist (UM) is a claim you can bring against your automobile insurance company if:

1) You were involved in an accident caused by another driver

2) The driver who caused the accident did not carry any automobile insurance

3) You or the driver of your vehicle had UM coverage at the time of the accident

Similarly, you can bring an underinsured motorist (UIM) claim against your automobile insurance company if:

1) You were involved in an accident caused by another driver

2) The other driver who caused the accident carried liability insurance but your uninsured coverage limits are greater than his liability limits

3) You have collected the policy limit(s) from the other driver's insurance company

Who Is Covered by the Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage insures the named insured, the spouse, any occupants in the vehicle and their heirs or legal representatives who are legally entitled to recover as result of damages for bodily injury, including any resulting sickness, disease or death.

Contact the Piering Law Firm at (916) 476-2399 to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee charged until we recover for you. Talk with an ethical and dedicated lawyer committed to your recovery. We will be with you all the way.

Settlements & Verdicts

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.

  • $4,893,830 Wrongful Death

    Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.

  • $3,609,600 Knee Amputation

    Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuires

    Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.

  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.

  • $2,000,000 Against Bar/Security Company

    34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.

  • $2,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.

  • $1,700,000 Trucking Accident

    Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.

  • $1,300,000 Head-On Collision

    A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".

  • $1,250,000 Pedestrian Wrongful Death

    The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.

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