Frequently Asked Questions
Our lawyers have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, including those that deal with serious car, truck, and motorcycle accident injuries.
If you were injured in an accident in Southern California and have a question, browse through our site to find the answer, or simply contact us and we will provide you with a comprehensive answer.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is one in which a party is injured in an accident that is caused by another through negligence. Generally a personal injury case is founded upon the responsible party’s duty of care which, when violated, leads to the injury of another.
What are the stages of a claim that an Newport Beach Accident Attorney will address?
What Type of Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Case?
The dollar amount for the injuries sustained is considered compensatory, and includes such items as:
- Medical bills, both past and future
- Loss of wages and other income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, punitive damages designed to set an example of, and punish, the defendant may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages.
If Insurance Companies Are Involved, Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Insurance is a business; the smaller the payout for settlements, the higher the profit. Statistically, a plaintiff who retains counsel typically receives a larger damage award.
What if I Was Partially at Fault in the Incident which Caused My Injury?
California is a comparative negligence state, which means you can recover the percentage of damages actually caused by another’s negligence. For example, if you sustained $100,000 of damages, and it was determined you were 25% at fault, you could still recover $75,000 from the party or parties responsible.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case? How Do I Know How Much My Case Is Worth?
The first thing an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer should do is thoroughly examine your case, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and explain the process to you. Knowing precisely what the case is worth typically takes time to fully understand as the investigation proceeds and all the facts are revealed.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents (Pt. 1)
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents (Pt.2)
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Brain Injuries
Contact an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney for Legal Advice
Be certain you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. Call Russell & Lazarus APC at (800) 268-9228.