This rule is meant to be a deterrent against driving without insurance, yet there are still a great number of drivers on the road that are uninsured.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2015
When potential clients come to The Law Offices of Burg & Brock after being injured in a car accident, there are a wide range of damages the certain clients wish to pursue. Yet, as emphasized by an article published December 2nd by the Sacramento Press, any uninsured drivers who have been injured in an accident are far less able to pursue financial compensation than if they were to have insurance. The article underlines the fact that, in the State of California, uninsured drivers that have been injured in an accident are barred from pursuing non-economic damages, which are defined as pain and suffering, disability, loss of compensation, or any other damages beyond direct reimbursement for medical bills, vehicle damage, or any other direct costs stemming from the accident.
Cameron Yadidi Brock, the head litigator at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, explains that this rule is meant to be a deterrent against driving without insurance, yet there are still a great number of drivers on the road that are uninsured. In fact, he points to the statistic cited by the article that one in seven drivers in America today do not have insurance. This makes the situation of uninsured drivers pursuing an injury lawsuit much more common than many people might expect, and, although they are limited in what they can pursue, Mr. Brock explains that it is still vital that they contact an experienced attorney that can get them all that they are entitled to.
Mr. Brock says that, even when the law seems to be clear in certain situations, an experienced lawyer can still find exceptions or precedents that may affect the client’s legal rights. One such exception pertinent to this topic that was mentioned by the article is the fact that uninsured drivers can pursue non-economic damages if the negligent party in the accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the crash. Mr. Brock explains that this exception to the rule is due to the fact that drunk driving is more severe an offense than driving without insurance, and therefore carries with it stronger deterrents. He explains that any uninsured drivers who had previously thought themselves unable to pursue damages against a drunk driver that injured them should contact the firm today to discuss their legal rights.
For more information about the legal rights of victims in these situations, or to take the first steps toward justice and compensation today, call the Law Offices of Burg and Brock at (888) 979-7979, or visit them online at http://www.LegalDefenders.com.