If you have been in an auto accident and feel sure you were not at fault, you may feel like it would be best not to get your insurance company involved but notifying your insurance company is not optional. Failing to notify your insurance company can result in the cancellation of your policy among other consequences. On the other hand, notifying your insurance carrier in a timely fashion may give you access to benefits you didn’t even know you had. Your auto accident attorney will request your insurance information and can notify your insurance company for you, as well as going over your policy to make sure that you receive all of the benefits you deserve.
If the Other Driver Was Uninsured or Underinsured
One of the important benefits you miss out on, if you do not notify your insurance company, is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you already know that the other driver had insurance, you may not think this is a big deal, but it is. Most drivers choose to carry the minimum liability coverage required by law, and it’s not enough to pay for serious injuries. The underinsured portion helps to fill that gap. You may have it and not know it. California law requires this coverage to be included with every auto liability policy unless you waive it.
If you have been injured in a Las Angeles auto accident, Sheridan & Rund, PC., is here to pursue every avenue of compensation for you. Give us a call us at 888-640-6789 or email us today to schedule your free consultation.