I Was Just in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver, What Now?
A shockingly high number of California drivers are underinsured or uninsured, which can make the already difficult situation of being in an accident even worse. Fortunately, there are some options available to you, especially if you have uninsured motorist insurance as part of your policy. Once proper steps are taken to contact law enforcement or other emergency services if necessary, it is very important that you do not sign anything and that you contact an experienced lawyer to represent you immediately.
Uninsured Drivers on the Rise
With the high number of uninsured drivers in California, it is all too common to find yourself wondering where to go next after an accident with one of them. The first thing you should do after any accident is contact appropriate emergency services, including law enforcement and medical professionals if anyone is injured. Assuming the uninsured driver remains at the scene, get contact information from him or her and give your information as well. Provide an accurate statement to police once they arrive, but do not take responsibility for the accident—you do not have all the information in the moments immediately following a collision.