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New law to reduce uninsured motorists in Orange County

In Orange County, as well as all of California, uninsured motorists are a very big problem. It is currently estimated that over 4 million California residents are driving around every day without insurance.

Thousands of car accidents occur on California roads each year. For most car accident victims, adequate insurance is the only source of compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and loss of income. When there is no automobile insurance coverage available, it can be difficult or even impossible to obtain any money from the person who caused the accident. Higher numbers of uninsured motorists also make insurance premiums much more expensive for everyone.

Proponents of a new law that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, claim that it will have a positive effect on decreasing the number of uninsured motorists in the state, and it will increase adequate compensation for auto accident victims.

The new law makes it possible for undocumented immigrants to obtain a California driver's license and purchase state-sponsored California Low Cost Auto Insurance Coverage (CLCA).

It is a fact of life that people will not necessarily abstain from driving just because they are unable to obtain a license and insurance. Whether or not they are licensed and insured, motor vehicle transportation is an absolute necessity for most people.

A 2011 Auto Club study found that an unlicensed driver is far more likely to flee the scene of an accident. Unlicensed drivers are also more likely to be involved in a fatal crash. Political differences aside, fewer unlicensed and uninsured drivers on the road will certainly be a good thing for car accident victims.

Residents of Southern California who have been injured in a car accident may want to consider seeking the advice of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to determine their particular rights to seek compensation.

 

Source: Orange County Register, "Next step for undocumented California drivers: Insurance," Roxana Kopetman, Dec. 9, 2014

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