Uninsured Motorist Attorney Serving Fullerton, Anaheim and Orange County, California
After a serious car accident, your first priority should be to get the medical attention you need. Once your health has been addressed, you need to ensure your rights are protected by an experienced attorney. This is especially important in cases where the driver who hit you had no insurance coverage. Even though liability insurance is mandated by California law, many drivers are driving around uninsured.
Using my more than 35 years of personal injury and insurance experience, I approach these cases head on. At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, my staff and I are aggressive in our pursuit of the compensation you deserve, whether we go after the negligent driver or your own insurance company.
Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage
When selecting the type of auto insurance coverage you want, you have the option of selecting uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. This is a portion of the policy that provides compensation for you in the event you are injured and suffer losses as the result of a driver who has no insurance or minimal coverage.
Getting UM Benefits Through Arbitration
In many cases, we must proceed to arbitration to ensure you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled from your own insurance company under your UM policy. This happens out of court, and a third-party arbitrator makes the decision. Arbitration is binding and all parties must follow the decision handed down, without option for appeal. It is a much faster process than taking the matter to court, and can get you the money you need in a more efficient manner.
We can take direct action against the uninsured driver who hit you. This can be handled in court, but again, it may be much more efficient and cost-effective to handle the matter through arbitration.
Talk to Me, an Uninsured Motorist Lawyer During a Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation, call our firm at 949-273-2693 or contact us online. You are not charged any attorneys’ fees unless we obtain a recovery in your case. Our firm is accessible 24 hours a day, including after business hours and on the weekends. Appointment times can be made when it is convenient for you — and in the event you are unable to travel to our office due to your injuries, we can come to you.