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Justin R. Heim

Justin R. Heim

Law Office of Justin R. Heim
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Asbestos & Mesothelioma...
  • California
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The Law Offices of Justin R. Heim is located in the historic Old Seal Beach City Hall building from where it serves personal injury clients involved in car accidents throughout Long Beach, Seal Beach, and Huntington Beach.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Products Liability
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
Professional Experience
Law Office of Justin R. Heim
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Napoli Shkolnik
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2012)
California State University - San Marcos
B.A. (2009) | History
Honors: Cum laude
National Baseball Arbitration Winner
Tulane School of Law
Professional Associations
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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State Bar of California # 290315
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American Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Madison County asbestos case settles three days into trial
Madison - St. Clair Record
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Law School Competition Judge, National Sports Law Negotiation Competition
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Law Offices of Justin R. Heim
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Q. does releasing uninsured motorist destroy right to claim under my umi policy
A: As the other attorneys have indicated, I believe more information would help answer your question. You should consult with an attorney beyond this thread to make sure that you do not jeopardize your claim. If an uninsured motorist has struck you, you generally do not "release" them. If an "underinsured motorist" (someone with less liability insurance than the damages in your case) struck you, then there very likely could be a release signed. Therefore it is crucial to address this distinction before proceeding any further. Was the driver who hit you uninsured, or were they underinsured? If the driver was uninsured, you would likely need to take the necessary steps to "prove" to YOUR insurance carrier that THEY did not have insurance. The best way to do this is to gather a copy of the police report otherwise known as a traffic collision report. You will also want to make sure that you file a DMV SR-1 form within that first year of the collision and also file a DMV SR-19. The SR19 will be sent back to you confirming whether or not the other driver has any liability insurance on file. Once you have done all this your own auto insurance will likely accept the claim under your uninsured motorist benefits. Presuming that upon the completion of this process you settle the claim with your insurance carrier, the release signed will be a release as to your insurance carrier, not the other driver. Your insurance then may pursue the other driver for the money they paid out to you. This all unfolds a little differently in an underinsured motorist claim. I highly recommend that you contact a car accident attorney near you to ensure you protect your rights and don't create any coverage issues. The information contained in this post is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this post, or website, should be taken as legal advice for any individual or case situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
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Law Offices of Justin R Heim, APC
201 8th Street
Suite 100
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Telephone: (760) 658-9075
Fax: (760) 657-2983