Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Accident Attorney

Were You Hit by an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver?

Even though it is the law, there are many people in Southern California who do not carry auto insurance. In the State of California, you are required to have a policy of automobile liability insurance to drive a vehicle. Unfortunately, some people either cannot afford insurance or simply choose not to carry insurance coverage.

Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Injury Accidents in the L.A. Area

At the law firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we have decades of experience guiding injured clients through the claims process. If the at-fault driver does not have auto insurance, then you have the right to bring an Uninsured Motorist (UM) claim. Even though such a claim is brought with your own insurance carrier, you need the help of a car accident attorney, experienced in uninsured motorist claims, as insurance policies are complex, and dealing with insurance companies is difficult at best and often frustrating. Your own insurance company also becomes the “enemy” and wants to give you as little compensation as possible. You need a strong legal advocate on your side.

Hit by an uninsured driver in Los Angeles? Get quality legal help. Scott J. Corwin has been named a member of the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California since 2010. He holds Avvo’s top rating of 10.0 (for “Superb”). Why choose an ordinary lawyer when Scott Corwin is available?

California Law & UM / UIM Policies

In order to protect California drivers, insurance companies offer uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist (often abbreviated UM and UIM) policies. Under California law, unless you specifically decline these coverages, they are automatically included in your motor vehicle insurance policy coverage. We encourage you to contact us to review your insurance policy to determine if you have this coverage and the right to bring a claim for compensation for your injuries and damages.

  • Uninsured motorist claims: Whether your accident involves a car, truck, or motorcycle, your attorney first needs to find out if the at-fault driver has insurance coverage. If the at-fault driver does not have insurance, you can bring an Uninsured Motorist claim with your own carrier. Your insurance company “stands in the shoes” of the at-fault uninsured driver. We have decades of experience handling hundreds of UM claims. Remember, even your own insurance company is the “enemy,” and you need competent aggressive legal representation.
  • Underinsured motorist claims: Underinsured Motorist coverage is similar to UM coverage except it can be applicable even if the other at-fault driver has auto insurance. Under California law, the minimum required insurance is $15,000 per person. If you are injured by a driver with insurance coverage less than the full value of your claim, then you can bring an Underinsured Motorist claim with your own company. Again, your company “stands in the shoes of the at-fault driver.” For example, if you have a claim worth $50,000 and the other driver only has $15,000 in coverage, you can collect up to the full amount of your UM coverage.

You need experienced, aggressive attorney to fight on your behalf. Let him examine your insurance policy and provide valuable insight as to your coverage and what he can do to help you.

Additionally, if you are a pedestrian (or riding a bicycle or skateboard, for example) and you are struck by an uninsured motorist, you can still recover compensation from your own insurance policy if you have these coverages. If you have uninsured motorist coverage in your policy you can likely receive money from your own insurance carrier if your damages are significant. Schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm to learn more about your options for financial recovery.

Call An Injury Lawyer Who Can Help Now

Learn about your legal rights and options after an accident in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, or Santa Barbara counties or anywhere else in California.

Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, toll-free at (310) 683-2300, or contact us online today. We are dedicated to providing personal attention and quality representation throughout your case.

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

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.

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
Client Testimonials


Our Awards & Recognitions In The Legal Community

  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California
  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
  • Brian Injury Association
    Brian Injury Association

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