Category Archives: Auto Law

Northern California Pedestrian Accidents and Rights: Regaining Clarity After a Crash

Whether a careless Bay Area driver blitzed through a red light and hit you in a crosswalk, or you broke your leg after jaywalking across a busy intersection, you need to understand your rights and potential legal remedies as a victimized pedestrian. Depending on who hit you and how the accident occurred, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to pay for your lost time at work, medical bills and therapy, and even punitive damages. Continue reading

Is An Uninsured Motorist Policy a Good Idea for Drivers?

As a San Francisco Bay Area driver who’s somewhat confused about your insurance obligations, you have likely encountered the concept of the uninsured/underinsured motorist policy (UM/UIM). This coverage can provide you with a modicum of protection, if an underinsured driver hurts you or damages your vehicle – or leaves the scene of the accident. Continue reading

What’s Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

Uninsured Motorist Insurance

Picture this annoying (yet terrifying) scenario:

You are driving on the freeway here in Northern California when, out of nowhere, a driver cuts across three lanes of traffic into your lane. You can’t pull off an escape maneuver, and so you clip the car, and both of you spiral off the side of the road.Fortunately, you are relatively uninjured. But your car is a mess. And your situation is about to get a lot more complicated. Turns out, the driver who pulled the horrific lane cut and caused the accident lacks insurance. Continue reading