Pursuing Compensation in Accidents Involving Uninsured Motorists

Being involved in a car accident, whether minor or severe, is enough to ruin a person’s day. However, matters are only made worse when an accident victim learns that the other driver who hit them is uninsured. If you have been injured in a car accident involving an uninsured motorist, you may feel like there is no opportunity to pursue compensation for your losses. However, that is not the case. With the help of a trusted car accident lawyer, you can build a strong case and pursue the damages you are owed after you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by another party.

At Callahan & Blaine, our seasoned legal team consists of 29 lawyers with at least eight years of experience helping clients who have been harmed in accidents caused by uninsured drivers. Our firm has a proven track record of success that includes unprecedented verdicts, such as the largest bad faith insurance judgment in Orange County history worth $58 million. Our firm’s 40-year legacy helping clients in California has prepared our team of attorneys to take on complex personal injury claims with an aggressive and comprehensive approach that allows you to focus on recovery after being injured in a motor accident caused by an uninsured driver.

Factors That Determine How You Will Recover Compensation From an Uninsured Motorist Accident in California

After being involved in a motor accident caused by an uninsured driver, the two factors that will determine how you recover compensation and how much you may be eligible to collect. These two factors are the liability of the other driver and your own insurance coverage you carry. 


California is a strict comparative liability state, meaning more than one party can be found liable for an accident. The liable parties divide the financial obligations based on how much it is determined that each party contributed to the motor vehicle accident. 

If the uninsured motorist is found to be fully liable for the accident, their lack of insurance coverage may make it difficult to pursue compensation. This is because if they did not carry insurance, it is unlikely they would have the financial means to pay the damages you may be owed for the losses you have suffered. However, this does not mean it will be impossible to pursue the compensation you are owed. With the help of a trusted lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Your Insurance Coverage

You may carry a policy that protects you against accidents where the at-fault party is uninsured. This type of policy exists to cover your costs if the liable party’s policy is not enough or if they do not have insurance at all. 

After you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist you may think you have no hope of retaining the fair compensation you are owed for your losses. However, when you work with a trusted California lawyer, you can build a strong claim to ensure you have the opportunity to get the best possible outcome for your case.

Get Compensation After a California Uninsured Motorist Accident Today

If you are facing the aftermath of an accident caused by an uninsured driver, it is crucial to have trusted legal guidance from Callahan & Blaine on your side. With 40 years of experience, our firm specializes in navigating the complexities of personal injury cases, including those involving accidents where an uninsured driver is at fault. Our legal team is composed of 29 seasoned attorneys, each with a minimum of eight years in the field, giving us the confidence to advocate for the fair compensation you are owed.

Our team is dedicated to taking on the legal challenges of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. To schedule a consultation about your uninsured driver accident case, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.