I was in a hit and run accident, who can I sue?

We balance the equation by fighting insurance companies for you

Injured in a Hit and Run Accident in California?

Did someone hit you and take off? Never stopping to see if you were okay, or to exchange insurance information?

That's a hit and run accident, where you don't know the driver or the owner of the car that hit you. Sometimes they'll hit you and run off right away. Sometimes they'll pretend to stop and then take off once you put your car in park.

Occasionally you have a Good Samaritan who was able to get the person's license plate number to report to the police. Unfortunately, there are times when you won't have that information, and the driver gets away with his crime.

If someone hits me and runs, can I sue anyone?

If you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM), the answer is yes. If you have UIM coverage, your insurance company steps into the role of having to pay for your injuries. Usually it's the other driver's insurance policy that covers this, however, in this situation, it'll be your own insurance company paying. They have to pay for medical bills, lost wages, your pain and suffering, and everything else you are entitled to in this situation.

How do I know if I have UIM coverage?

There is a good chance you do. In California, insurance companies must offer you this coverage, up to a certain amount. So you most likely have some coverage, as long as you did not waive the coverage. It is a good idea to check to see if you have waived this coverage. Usually your insurance company will have documentation indicating your waiver.

What if they don't pay me what I deserve to get?

This is the #1 reason I tell my clients not to talk to any adjuster if possible. This includes your own adjuster. You may think they are on your side, but they are also looking out for their own interests. They trick you into revealing information that can be used against you, if they need to. When do they need this information? When you file a UIM claim. That's when they turn into an adversary, looking to pay you as little as they can.

What else do I need to know about Hit and Run accidents? Do I need a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer?

There is a lot of information, and pitfalls, when it comes to hit and run accidents and uninsured motorist claims. For example, in California you have to show that the other car actually touched your car. If they merely cut you off, which caused you to crash, but never touched your car, UIM might not be available.

If you suffered injuries in a hit and run accident, call our office to schedule a Free Consultation, where your questions will be answered, without any obligation or payment.

Start Your Free Consultation
  • "Truly amazing lawyer, that fully helps you from beginning to end"

    "Mr. Dang is truly amazing at what he does! After I got T-bone on the freeway, the last thing I needed was extra headache on what to do after my accident. ... but Mr. Dang told me not to worry and he will help me. Which he went above and beyond! He took care of everything and helped me through out the whole process. I was very bless to have found him and very happy with everything he did for me!"
    Emily R.
    San Diego, CA
  • "Excellent attorney that is very knowledgeable and competent"

    "... which always gave me a peace of mind. While helping me with my car accident case, not only was Joseph Dang reliable and informative, he was also able to help get me the best outcome for my case."
    Patricia M.
    Modesto, CA
  • "Best choice I made"

    "Joe has been a pleasure to work with. He has always answered all of my questions regarding my case/claim. He returns my phone calls promptly and does what he says he's going to do. He has continued to contact my insurance company to settle my case/claim. I would recommend him to everyone."
    Elexander N.
    San Diego, CA
Call Us Now At (858) 999-2870 For a Free Consultation

Articles Related to San Diego Car Accidents

To help you better understand motor vehicle accidents and the numerous questions and issues involved, I’ve collected answers to some other frequently asked questions we run into as a car accident law firm
Why hire Us

Award Winning

Multiple awards, top ratings, 5 star reviews. We never stop fighting for our clients.

Free Consultation

100% risk and cost free, consultation. You have nothing to lose except your time. Get peace of mind by consulting with an attorney.


We exclusively handle personal injury and disability cases. This allows us to garner in-depth knowledge of these cases.

No Fee Unless You Win

You don't pay us a dime in fees until you win. Period.

We Can Come To You

We want to make it as easy as possible for our clients. House visits, video conferencing, telephone consultations.

Top Settlements

We fought for and won multiple 6 and 7 figure settlements for our clients. Life changing compensation for their injuries.

If you were injured in an accident, you may be entitled to a major cash settlement.

But receiving fair compensation for your injuries will not be easy. The insurance company employs highly trained adjusters and attorneys to ensure their profitability, which means paying you as little as they can.

Rely on the skills and knowledge of experienced team to level the playing field. We hold the insurance companies responsible and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.
Don’t wait. Fill out the Free Evaluation form and Schedule a Free, No Obligation Case Review now. Or call us at 858.999.2870. We are standing by to take your call, 24/7.
7220 Trade Street, #220
San Diego, CA 92121
858.999.2870Get a Free Case Evaluation
Get Your Free Evaluation Now
This website is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read on this site. Using this site or communicating with JD Injury Law, APC through this site does not form an attorney/client relationship. This site is legal advertising. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more information.
Copyright © 2021  JD Injury Law, APC