Laguna Niguel Car Accident Attorney

Car Accident Lawyer Serving Laguna Niguel, CA

A car accident, especially if you suffered catastrophic injuries or a loved one passed away, can be one of the most traumatic and stressful periods in life. Not only do serious car accidents often cause great physical pain and emotional trauma, but victims can also face the burden of astronomical medical bills, a totaled or damaged car, lost wages, and other expenses.

If this has happened to you or a relative, a Laguna Niguel, CA car accident attorney can help. The compassionate and determined attorneys at Russell & Lazarus are here for you and can determine whether you have a case and your legal options today. Get the process of pursuing justice and compensation started today and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with us. Call or text (888) 539-3154 or (949) 309-0990.

The Most Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Some of the most common car accidents we see in our practice include:

Rear-end Collisions

While many rear-end collisions amount to little more than harmless fender-benders, some can result in catastrophic injuries. For example, if a small passenger car is rear-ended by a commercial truck, the result can be devastating for the car occupants, potentially causing debilitating injuries and fatalities. In most cases, the driver at the back is to blame for causing a rear-end collision. However, there can be exceptions.

Sideswipe Accidents

Sideswipe accidents can occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Drivers failing to check their blind spot
  • Distracted driving
  • Veering into another lane
  • Improperly merging into another lane

High-speed sideswipe accidents, such as those occurring on highways, can cause significant car damage and serious injuries. T-bone collisions are sideswipe accidents where the front of a car hits the side of another vehicle.

Head-on Accidents

Although head-on collisions are not as common, the result of a head-on crash can be deadly. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), head-on collisions account for over 10 percent of all fatalities on United States roadways. Even at relatively low speeds, head-on collisions can cause devastating injuries, particularly for those in the front seats.

Single-Vehicle Crashes

Single-vehicle crashes involve no other cars and can occur for a number of reasons such as:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving intoxicated or impaired
  • Striking an object
  • Inclement weather
  • Road defects

It is important to note that although there is generally no other driver at fault for a single-vehicle accident, individuals could have legal recourse in some situations. For example, if the accident happened due to a bad roadway or lack of maintenance, injured victims could have a claim against a company or local government agency.

Getting into a serious car accident can leave substantial physical and emotional scars and lead to financial hardship. If you experienced serious injuries and other damages due to another’s fault or negligence, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. The experienced legal team at Russell & Lazarus can assess your case and help ensure your legal rights remain protected.

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

If you suffered any kind of injuries in a car accident, no matter how insignificant they might seem to you, visiting a doctor can be essential for your health. Some serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, could remain undetected for days or even weeks, according to the Mayo Clinic. Other common car accident injuries can include:

Head Injuries

Head and brain injuries such as concussions and skull fractures can be devastating for car accident victims and have short and long-term consequences on their health and finances.


Car accidents, especially those at high speed, can put an incredible amount of force on your body, potentially resulting in fractures. Complicated fractures may require several surgeries and could cause long-term mobility issues.

Internal Organ Damage and Bleeding

Internal bleeding and organ damage can be life-threatening and typically need emergency medical attention. Internal organ damage can potentially leave a car accident victim with permanent disabilities. In rare cases, victims suffer from an aortic dissection as a result of the impact they experienced due to an airbag or seatbelt.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs, a common accident injury, can be painful and debilitating. While some herniated discs can improve with rest, in other cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the condition.

Back and Spine Injuries

The impact of a serious collision can cause back injuries and spinal cord damage. In the worst cases, victims can suffer life-altering injuries such as a severed spinal cord and permanent paralysis.

Loss of Limbs and Other Catastrophic Injuries

Some accident injuries can change a car crash victim’s life forever. Losing a limb or a sense, such as eyesight, can cause severe long-term consequences for your home and work life.

Emotional Injuries

Serious car accidents not only cause physical injuries but can also leave victims emotionally distressed and traumatized. If a car accident victim suffers from sleeplessness, anxiety, or depression after a car accident, they could have post-traumatic stress disorder.

One thing most serious car accident injuries have in common is that they can cause great pain and discomfort as well as steep medical bills. However, if someone else is responsible for your accident, you generally have the right to pursue adequate compensation from them or their insurance company. A Laguna Niguel, CA, car accident attorney can help you file a lawsuit against the liable party.

How Do I Find a Good Car Accident Attorney in Laguna Niguel, CA?

While there are many car accident attorneys in Laguna Niguel, CA, it can be extremely challenging to find a law firm that offers personalized service and affords you the time and attention you deserve. You will also want to work with seasoned attorneys who have a proven successful track record and results.

A good starting point for finding a reputable law firm is the internet. You could also ask family and friends for referrals. Make sure to check any online client testimonials too. The next step can be to schedule free consultations with prospective attorneys and law firms.

When selecting the right attorney, you should listen to your gut too. Did you feel welcomed at the law firm and had all your questions answered openly and honestly? Did you leave the law firm feeling positive and upbeat? If so, you have found your match. On the other hand, if the attorney seemed impatient, aloof, or evaded your questions, you might want to keep looking.

Which Questions Should I Ask at the First Consultation with an Attorney?

Being well prepared for the first consultation with a car accident attorney can be a good idea. Start by making a list of your concerns and questions. Questions to ask can include the following:

  • What is your track record with car accident cases?
  • Have you won car accident claims at trial?
  • Have you worked on cases similar to mine before?
  • Do you work on a “no-win-no-fee” basis?
  • What do I have to pay if I lose my case?
  • Who in your office will handle my case?

You may also wish to ask your prospective law firm or attorney about your expected involvement with the case. If you are still recovering from your injuries, attending hearings and meetings may not be practical, for example. However, some lawyers expect you to be more involved with the lawsuit than others. It is important to find an attorney who is on the same page as you.

Russell & Lazarus Treat Clients Like Family

We are committed to helping clients put their lives back together after suffering significant injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one in a car accident. The experienced and compassionate attorneys at Russell & Lazarus pride themselves on offering top-notch personalized services tailored to each client’s unique personal needs and circumstances. When we take on your case, you are not simply our client but a highly valued individual deserving our time, personal attention, and full commitment.

Our Client Testimonials Speak for Themselves

“True compassion for the client, very professional! Helped me get the best care and justice for my injuries”. Julie V.

“Took great care of my wife. They made sure her injuries were taken care of and continue to help us move forward with recovery.” Bob W.

“Currently being represented as an accident victim. Professional, courteous, and responsive! I am thrilled with the way my claim is being handled.” Alex K.

“The law firm of Russell & Lazarus truly cares about providing the best service to their clients. I have seen firsthand how clients win amazing settlements due to the hard work and dedication of this law firm.” Lynne P.

“Caring and considerate on the human side and thorough and utterly capable on the law side.  I’ve had a great experience with Russell & Lazarus!” Sharon R.

We Fight for Car Accident Victims To Receive Justice

Do not delay getting legal advice, especially if you sustained significant injuries or your loved one lost their life in a tragic accident. We could help you hold the responsible party accountable and help you recover your damages and losses. Russell & Lazarus can:

  • Help you receive adequate medical treatment
  • Assess your accident and damages
  • Gather the medical evidence required to prove your injuries
  • Fight for maximum compensation
  • Represent you strongly at trial

We can determine whether you have a case and walk you through your options and next best steps. Call or text us now to secure an appointment for a free review of your case: call or text (888) 539-3154 or (949) 309-0990.

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