Hit-and-Run Accident Blocks Multiple Lanes of Highway 101

Last Updated on: 7th February 2019, 01:14 pm

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA – A hit-and-run accident caused a multiple lane blockage of U.S. Highway 101 northbound in San Mateo for about an hour early Wednesday morning. Officials said that two vehicles were involved in the accident, however, one of the vehicles fled the scene of the accident. At least one person suffered serious injuries and authorities were forced to close all but the left lane of the highway so rescue crew could rescue a victim from one of the vehicles involved in the accident.

In circumstances where a driver causes a hit-and-run accident and flees the scene despite causing injury, the injured person may nevertheless be able to recover damages for their injuries and other related losses against their own insurance company if they maintain Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM Coverage) on their policy. This is another very important reason to have such UM Coverage; it serves to protect the injured person if the wrongdoing driver flees the scene and is never found. In such circumstances, the injured victim can look upon the own insurance company to satisfy any and all damages they could have claimed against the responsible driver, up to the limits of their own UM Coverage. An attorney knowledgeable in handling such claims will know how to proceed in successfully presenting a UM Claim. The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, have handled many such cases, and with tremendous results.

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury through a hit-and-run or other auto related accident and have a legal question, you can contact an attorney with Berman & Berman, LLP, by calling (858) 350-8855.

This new story was written by Harlan J. Zaback.  Mr. Zaback is currently working as a Law Clerk/Clinical Student Intern with the firm Berman & Riedel, LLP, a personal injury firm that focuses its practice in handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout the State of California, including auto related accidents. Mr. Zaback is a third year law student at California Western School of Law and is expected to graduate and receive his J.D. in May of 2009.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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