Too often, Orange County residents only seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney when they have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of an accident. It is unquestionably important to hire an attorney in the event that you have suffered catastrophic injuries due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional choices. However, it’s also important to explore your legal options if you’ve been injured to any degree in a motor vehicle accident or dog attack. Although your injuries may not be catastrophic, you may be entitled to significant compensation that can help to ensure that you’re not financially burdened by medical bills, the consequences of lost wages, etc. in the wake of your accident.
Some accident victims shy away from contacting a lawyer after an accident has occurred because they mistakenly believe that there is no remedy for the harm they have suffered and/or that the stress of taking legal action won’t be worth their time and effort. However, the law protects the rights of accident victims to hold those responsible for their injuries accountable under the law. By contacting an experienced attorney, you can shift much of the stressful burden of taking legal action and securing rightful compensation onto another’s shoulders. Therefore, you can focus on recovering from your motor vehicle accident or dog bite while your attorney advocates on your behalf and works to secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Similarly, if you’ve lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior, it’s critical to explore your legal options as soon as you can. It can be difficult to process the idea of taking legal action when you’re newly grieving a loved one. However, seeking justice on their behalf and protecting your right to receive any compensation you may be entitled to are tasks that require urgent attention. The longer you wait to explore your legal options, the harder it will become to secure strong evidence to support your claim. Again, it’s important to understand that if the idea of taking legal action makes you feel weary in this time of mourning, an experienced attorney will be able to do most of the legal “heavy lifting” by advocating on behalf of you, your lost loved one, and your family so that you can focus on processing your grief.
Motorcycle, Cycling, and Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been struck by a vehicle while riding a motorcycle, cycling, or traveling on foot, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can. Even if you were distracted at the time of the collision, even if you were jaywalking, and even if you believe you were partially to blame, it’s important to explore your legal options right away. Motor vehicle drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles safely and to avoid endangering others. Chances are that if a car hit you, you’ve sustained significant injuries. Even if you’re partially to blame for the accident, the law allows accident victims to hold those who cause collisions accountable, as long as they are at least 51% to blame for the harm that occurred. Motorists are almost always more responsible for these kinds of accidents than pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcycle riders are. Speaking with an attorney can help you to clarify your legal options so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
It isn’t always easy to know who is at-fault in an auto accident, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help to uncover the truth. Even if you believe that you are at-fault or partially at-fault for the accident that caused your injuries, it’s important to neither admit fault nor make assumptions about your case until you’ve received experienced legal guidance. Once your accident is investigated, you may learn that you’re not to blame or that you’re less than 49% to blame for the harm you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. In this case, you’ll be able to work with an attorney to submit insurance claims and/or file legal action against those who may be held liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. Every motor vehicle accident case is different, but an experienced attorney knows what questions to ask to uncover the truth. In the event that you’re entitled to compensation, a personal injury lawyer can help you to obtain the maximum settlement possible given your unique situation.
One of the reasons why it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney in the wake of a truck accident is that truck accident liability is a particularly complex issue. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a truck driver, a trucking company, any other parties involved in the accident, and/or government entities may be held accountable for the damage that results from a trucking collision. Whether you’re a truck driver or you were struck by a truck, a personal injury attorney can help you to sort out issues of fault and liability so that you can file the strongest possible insurance claims and/or personal injury lawsuits possible under the circumstances.
When a dog bites, it is the animal that causes direct harm, not another human or legal entity. It can therefore be tempting to think that there is no need to contact the attorney about dog bite injuries, as one certainly can’t sue a dog. However, personal injury law protects the rights of animal attack victims when a dog attack occurs due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of its owner and/or the property owner upon whose property the attack has taken place. In California, as long as an injury victim is either in a public place or “lawfully in a private place” when a bite occurs, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries caused by their animals. As a result, it’s a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney in the wake of a dog attack because even if the dog who bit you was not previously known to be vicious, state law protects your right to hold the dog’s owner accountable for the harm you have suffered as a result of the bite.
Wrongful Death Matters
One of the primary reasons why it is important to speak with a lawyer after losing a loved one is that it isn’t always easy to tell at first glance whether a loved one has been lost due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior. An attorney can investigate your loved one’s accident to determine who was at fault. Say that your loved one was killed in a single-person car crash and that they were suspected of being on their phone at the time of the collision. You might think that you have no case because the accident was clearly your loved one’s fault. However, upon further investigation by an attorney, it’s revealed that your loved one took out their phone to call 911 because another motorist was harassing them in a road rage incident. If you hadn’t contacted an attorney, you might never have known what happened to your loved one or pursued justice on their behalf. Whether you know that your loved one’s death was the fault of another or you simply suspect that it might have been, it’s important to meet with a personal injury attorney before you make any assumptions about the potential viability of a wrongful death claim filed on behalf of the loved one you have lost.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident or a dog attack, or you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional choices, please contact the experienced Orange County personal injury legal team at Eldessouky Law today. The thought of speaking with an attorney as you’re recovering from an accident, an animal attack, or the loss of a loved one can feel overwhelming. However, your prompt action can help to ensure that your rights remain protected, evidence remains available to support your case, and that all legal options remain available to you. Once time passes, the law may bar you from filing a claim and/or strong evidence may become more difficult to secure.
Scheduling a consultation with our firm doesn’t commit you to take legal action. This confidential, initial conversation will simply allow you to ask questions and explore your legal options. Should you decide to file a legal claim of any kind, our firm will provide you with the knowledgeable guidance and compassionate support you’ll need when seeking the maximum amount of compensation to which you’re entitled. We take great pride in advocating for the rights of personal injury victims. We look forward to hearing more about your circumstances and about how we may be of assistance to you during this challenging time.