Auto Accident Lawsuit - At Fault Party had Minimal Insurance
Q. I’ve been in a Sacramento car wreck and the at fault party had a minimal policy. I did not have Underinsured Motorist coverage on my car. In the accident, I had a back surgery and medical bills of over $150,000. Is there anything I can do? My attorney says that I should accept the $15,000 offered which leaves me almost nothing after attorney fees and repayment of medical bills. This seems so unfair because the at fault driver is an accountant and lives in a Million dollar home in Greenhaven. Is there anything I can do?
A. I am sorry to hear about your accident and surgery. It would have been very helpful to have high underinsured motorist limits on your policy and maybe a Personal insurance Umbrella that provides additional coverage but I understand that’s too late now.
It’s shocking that an Accountant making good money and living in a Mc Mansion can cause these damages and then walk away. It’s a crime to drive on the roads of this state with a minimal policy and then think you could walk away when devastating someone else’s life. Some attorney’s will tell you, “You can’t get blood from a stone”, however this is not that case.
If I were you, I would find an attorney that will aggressively take this case to a verdict. This Accountant was knowingly underinsured just because he was trying to save a few bucks.
An experienced attorney will find his assets, pursue this to judgment and then collect the damages you are entitled to.
You do have recourse.