Orange County Car Accident Lawyers
Anybody can be involved in a car accident and suffer an injury. Even if you are a conscientious driver, you can suffer a collision with another, less-than-careful driver. When you are injured in a collision, you can seek compensation for your resulting damages with the experienced Orange County car accident attorneys at Shield Litigation, LLP.
Common Causes Car Accidents. Car accidents have a variety of causes. Sometimes, they are beyond a motorist’s control, like adverse weather and vehicle malfunctions. In other cases, they are the result of a driver’s negligence. A few examples of driver negligence include: Drunk driving, Distracted driving (texting or infotainment), Aggressive driving and Speeding.
When a driver causes an accident through negligence, he or she is liable for all of the victim’s damages. When an accident is the result of a vehicle malfunction, the vehicle’s manufacturer or seller may be liable for all resulting damages, depending on other factors at play. When an accident results from a poorly maintained or designed roadway, the owner or government entity in charge of that roadway may be liable for resulting damages. Shield Litigation can help determine potential liability and identify who we’ll need to go after for compensation since it’s sometimes not as obvious as the other driver.
Injuries You can Suffer in a Car Accident – A car accident can result in one or more of the following injuries: A traumatic brain injury (TBI), Amputations, One or more broken bones, Soft tissue injuries, Burns, Cuts and or Spinal cord injury.
These injuries can have permanent complications, like disfigurement or a disability. In other cases, they put the victim at risk of suffering other conditions, like a deep cut putting the victim at risk of going into shock because of the blood loss. In some cases, victims die at the scene of a car accident or later from their injuries.
How You can Pursue Compensation for Your Car Accident Damages
You can seek compensation for the following damages through a personal injury claim: Your medical expenses; The wages you could not earn because you had to leave work to focus on your recovery; and/or Your pain and suffering damages, like your emotional trauma following the accident
You will need to provide evidence to support your claim. Work with an experienced Santa Ana car accident lawyer to obtain and use evidence, which can include: A copy of the official police report for the accident; Photographs of the accident scene and your injury; Documentation showing your time out of work; Your medical bills; Eyewitness testimonies; Testimony from your doctor regarding your treatment and prognosis.
Experienced Car Accident Attorney Serving Orange County
Contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Shield Litigation, LLP in Santa Ana today to set up your free, initial consultation in our office, at your home or in the hospital. We represent car accident victims in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and throughout Southern California. Our team is here to help you pursue the compensation you or your family member deserves for car accident damages, whether the injury was minor or severe to the point that you are facing long-term or lifetime expenses. Make the call today; we work on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if you receive compensation.