Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney

Helping Accident Victims Seek Justice

Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for both adults and children nationwide. The most disconcerting and painful fact? Most car accidents are 100 percent preventable. Injuries occur in every kind of situation — at high speeds, in stop-and-go traffic, even parking lots — and many injuries can take weeks or months to appear.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, it's crucial to work alongside an experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we can help.

Car Accident-Related Case results

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

  • Brain Injury $780,000 Settlement

    Stopped vehicle rear-ended by pickup.

  • Car Accident $410,000 Settlement

    Driver injured when broadsided by left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $350,000 Settlement

    Consecutive accidents injure motorist’s lower back.

  • Car Accident $331,705 Settlement

    Driver suffers lumbar sprains following rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $310,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision when vehicle enters his lane.

  • Car Accident $303,750 Settlement

    Driver suffers injuries in rear-ender.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver and two passengers injured in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended after stopping for traffic.

  • Car Accident $280,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended on I-5 while on the job.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Passenger injured when struck by vehicle.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle exiting alley.

  • Car Accident $255,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended while stopped in traffic.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Aspiring model injured in vehicle collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in rear-ender after slowing to enter driveway.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in collision with left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver’s pre-existing back injury aggravated in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver allegedly runs red light, causing collision

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Do I Need An Attorney After Being Involved in a Car Accident?

If you were injured in your car accident, the odds are that the insurance company is going to do their best to minimize your injuries and minimize how much they are willing to pay you for them. At the end of the day, your insurance company isn't out to protect your best interests, but to protect their own bottom line.

By hiring a lawyer to represent you, you accomplish several things:

  • You show the insurance company you're serious about pursuing compensation for your injuries
  • You have the benefit of being guided through the claim and lawsuit process by a professional
  • You get to focus on your recovery while we handle everything else

If you're still confused on whether or not you need to hire an attorney to represent you, reach out to Attorney Scott Corwin today to discuss your situation in a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing.

I’m Hurt — What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

  • Panic: Accidents are traumatic. Take a breath, and get yourself together. You can do this.
  • Talk too freely: Instead, be discreet. You can harm your case just by saying “I'm fine.”
  • Talk to your neighbors: Insurance investigators will take note of any discrepancies between what you told them versus others.
  • Leave the scene: Always stick around to talk with police and gather information.
  • Collect evidence: Photos of the scene, and of you and your injuries, will be valuable later.
  • Collect information: From the other driver and from eyewitnesses.
  • Call your insurance agent: This is almost as important as seeing a doctor immediately.
  • Get help: Hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Injured in a Car Crash? Call Scott J. Corwin for a Free Consultation

Personal Attention & One-on-One Representation

Count on Scott J. Corwin to give you the personal attention you need and deserve. Your case will never be passed off to a less-qualified associate. Our founding attorney will listen to your story, explain your legal options, and then fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Recent Car Accident Settlements
  • $1,250,000 – Shoulder and ankle injuries
  • $1,000,000 – Neck and back surgeries
  • $1,000,000 – Eye and facial injuries

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Common Car Accident Injuries

  • Amputation injuries: When a part of the body, such as a limb or digit, is lost during the accident itself or as a necessary surgical operation as a result of the injury.
  • Head and brain injuries: Sudden and severe impact to the skull resulting in concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are some of the most common injuries to the head, along with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Back and spinal cord injuries: These injuries can include compression fractures of the spine, fractured vertebra, paraplegia, quadriplegia, neck injuries, cervical or lumbar herniations, disc injuries, nerve injuries, or damage, nerve compression injuries, whiplash, and more.
  • Burn injuries: Fires and vehicle explosions during and after a crash can easily result in severe, life-altering burns on a section or all over the body.
  • Broken bones: Fractured and broken bones, simple, complex, comminuted, or avulsion fractures, including broken arms or hands, legs, ankles or feet, ribs, collar bones, are a common result of car crashes and other accidents.
  • Soft tissue injuries: These injuries often involve serious damage to the internal organs and structures of the body.
  • Scars and Disfiguring Injuries: These include injuries sustained from airbag abrasions, serious lacerations from flying windshield glass, road rash from motorcycle and bicycle accidents, and more.

If you were injured, or someone you love was killed because of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Choose a car accident attorney in Los Angeles who is experienced, aggressive, and dedicated to working hard to get fair compensation for your injuries. Choose Attorney Scott J. Corwin of Los Angeles.

What Kind of Car Accident Compensation Can I Receive?

Car accident settlements, like many other types of injury settlements, are calculated based on several different types of "damages." Damages can be either economic or non-economic.

  • Economic Damages take the form of out-of-pocket expenses including things like: medical bills, medication costs, physical therapy, damaged property, lost wages from missed work, etc.
  • Non-economic Damages usually include things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship or consortium, diminished quality of life, or loss of enjoyment.

In some situations, victims may also be able to recover compensation in the form of Punitive Damages; these types of damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer for particularly reckless or egregious acts of negligence. When it comes to car accident lawsuits, this can sometimes include drunk driving accident cases.

What Causes Most Car Accidents?

The most common factors in auto accidents relate to attention. They happen because:

  • Drivers are exceeding the speed limit
  • Their attention is on something besides driving: using their cell phone, arguing with a passenger, looking for an address, eating a sandwich, changing radio stations
  • They don’t obey stop signs or red lights
  • They are driving under the influence, and your safety is not their concern

Sometimes the party at fault isn’t another driver. It can be the city or municipality that failed to keep the road safe. Or it can be the manufacturer of a part that fails at a crucial moment.

California Car Accident Statistics

The numbers for California car accidents are staggering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that there was an approximate total of 42,795 traffic fatalities in 2022, with at least 4,400 of those occurring in California. This early estimate reflects a 2.8% increase in California traffic fatalities over 2021 data. (NHTSA data is still being analyzed for 2022 at the time of this writing, so the final number could change slightly.)

More specific data about California car accidents shows or suggests that:

  • 312 traffic fatalities were recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 2022, a 5% increase over 2021 and a 29% increase over 2020.
  • January through March 2022 saw the largest year-over-year increase in fatal traffic accidents at nearly 9% more than in 2021, based on early NHTSA data.
  • Data analysts from UC Berkeley estimate there were 134 fatal or severe injury traffic accidents in California each week in 2022, or nearly 7,000 that year.
  • UC Berkeley crash data analysis also suggests that there are an additional 1,025 traffic accidents that did not cause a serious injury or death in California each week in 2022, or more than 53,000 that year.

Car Accident FAQ:

What will hiring a car accident lawyer cost me?

Nothing, until we come through for you. We are only paid when there is a settlement or verdict in your favor. We are paid by the insurance company — you never write a check. Our firm offers no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.

Will my insurance hold the negligent driver accountable?

It usually does. However, there are special situations — hit-and-runs, phantom accidents, and accidents where the party at fault has no insurance or not enough insurance — where the car accident claim is filed against your own policy.

Who pays for a rental car after an accident?

In some cases you may be able to get a rental car to temporarily replace your damaged car following your accident. This is typically covered by the at-fault driver's insurance and may come in the form of rental reimbursement. If this is a concern, you should mention it to your attorney when discussing your case.

Isn't having insurance enough?

Insurance should cover you for all injuries, but it often comes up short. The last thing insurance companies want is to pay you the full amount you need and deserve. That's why you need an experienced advocate on your side.

Where do most car accidents occur?

Injuries occur in every kind of situation — at high speeds, in stop-and-go traffic, even parking lots.

Accidents can happen anywhere and have many causes, including:

Consult Our Car Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles Today

Scott is one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. With more than 30 years of experience, Scott has successfully represented more than 3,000 injury victims and obtained recoveries totaling over $175 million. No matter what type of crash you have been in, Scott is ready to pursue a car accident lawsuit on your behalf to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Call (310) 683-2300 now for a free consultation with our Los Angeles car accident lawyer, Scott J. Corwin.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
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What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

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