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Car Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

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The Insurance Research Council (IRC) estimates that 1 driver out of every 7 drivers in the United States is uninsured.  If you are involved in a collision with an uninsured driver, your ability to recover your property and injury damages will largely depend on how well you have protected yourself through your own policy of insurance.

In California, the type of insurance coverage you will need to protect yourself should you become injured in a collision with an uninsured driver is known as UM/UIM coverage.  That is, Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist coverage.  Your insurance company must offer you this coverage and if you choose not to buy it, you must sign a waiver.  If you didn’t sign a waiver, it will automatically be included with your coverage by law.

If you have purchased UM coverage as part of your auto policy, you will need to contact your carrier and inform them of the collision, the fact that you were injured, and that the other driver did not have insurance.  They will assign a claim representative to assist you with accessing your coverage.  The claims representative will likely take steps to verify the uninsured status of the other at-fault driver, before processing your claim.  Even though this is your own insurance company you’ll be dealing with, it is always a good idea to contact an experienced personal injury attorney before making the call to ensure your rights are protected.

Even if the other driver did have insurance coverage, you should check your policy to see if you have UIM coverage.  This type of coverage will “fill in the gap” between the other driver’s coverage and the total amount of your damages, if there’s a difference.  For example, let’s say your injury damages (medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering) from the collision total $100,000 and the other driver had $15,000 to cover bodily injuries.  Let’s further assume you have $100,000 of UIM coverage in your own policy of insurance.  You must first make a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy and collect the full $15,000.  Then you must prove to your own claim representative that you collected the full amount of the other driver’s available insurance coverage.  This is usually accomplished by faxing them a copy of the check along with a copy of the other driver’s insurance declaration page showing they were only insured up to $15,000 and there was no other coverage.  You may then work with your own claims representative to collect the remaining $85,000 from your UIM coverage to fully compensate you for your damages.  Again, it is always a good idea to make sure you at least consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights.  Although they may tell you that you are in good hands or, that just like a good neighbor, they’ll be there, it’s not always the case.

If you or a loved one you know has been injured a car accident with an uninsured driver let Kershaw, Cook, and Talley assist you. Call 888-997- 5170 for a free case evaluation.

Defective & Dangerous Products

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The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

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