Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury can be debilitating, and it can change your entire life. Injuries are not just painful, but they can be financially and mentally detrimental as well. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a personal injury of any kind due to someone else's negligent actions, you have the right to seek compensation for your accident and injuries. Compensation can never take your pain away or fix what is wrong, but it can help you get your life back on track and made "whole" again.
With Riverview Accident Lawyers, you'll have the legal expertise of a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer to help you get the most out of your personal injury claim. We want to help our clients improve their lifestyles and get back to doing the things we love. We take on the heavy lifting so that you can focus on doing whatever gives you joy and peace. Getting better or learning to adjust to your new normal takes a lot of energy, and we want to take some of that burden from you by handling your personal injury case from start to finish.
Our personal injury lawyers are experienced and fully prepared to take on personal injury claims of all types. Whether you've suffered car accident injuries or been injured as a pedestrian by an automobile, you can rest assured that you'll get quality legal representation from the best personal injury attorneys in Santa Ana, CA.
Riverview Accident Lawyers is one of Orange County's most successful personal injury law firms. We provide legal services to our clients on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Personal Injuries
Personal injury law is an umbrella term that can refer to various subcategories. Thus, it covers many types of injuries ranging from vehicle accidents to premises liability cases. The common theme is that in these cases, a serious injury was caused by someone else’s breach of their duty of care. That breach of their duty of care results in the injury of another person. Our firm focuses on auto-related personal injuries, which have several subcategories of their own. While these cases all have similarities, some key differences are important to note as we begin cases for clients.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most prevalent types of personal injury cases. California determines the percentage of fault, which factors into how much damages are given. These accidents can be caused by several factors, and they can involve various types of vehicles and pedestrians. When someone is negligent and breaches their duty of care, they may be held responsible for the injuries they have caused.
People are generally most familiar with normal car crashes where two cars collide. These accidents can cause a lot of injury and property damage. Usually, one of the parties in these accidents will have more fault than another, but outside factors like road hazards can also influence these types of accidents.
Truck accidents are another example of a vehicle accident that can occur. Truck accidents can be especially damaging because of how big trucks are. These accidents also involve other parties who may be culpable, such as trucking companies, manufacturers, and maintenance companies. These cases can get complicated fast and end up giving our clients headaches, but we help simplify these accidents and seek the best results for clients.
We also deal with motorcycle accidents. Those who ride motorcycles are at particular risk for injury. Motorcycles simply don’t have the level of protection that other vehicles do, and they are more resistant to corrective measures in response to impending danger. Motorcyclists can protect themselves by wearing helmets or protective clothing to lessen their damage, but most motorcycle accidents lead to injury of some kind.
Regardless of the cause of the injury, if you have been injured in an auto-related accident, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. That’s where our law firm can help. We want to help those who have experienced injuries from vehicle accidents to get the most they can from their claims.
The Common Causes of Personal Injuries
Many injuries can lead to filing a personal injury claim, and while they aren’t all equally devastating, they each can make it hard for people to do the things they enjoy or need to do. Some of the most common that we see in our practice include:
Spinal cord injuries: Neck, back, or spinal cord injuries can be some of the hardest conditions of bodily injury to manage. They can lead to a person being paralyzed and unable to have the level of mobility they are used to.
Head and brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries are all too common in personal injury cases. These injuries can cause a lot of pain, make it hard to concentrate, and can cause future issues in how the person thinks and behaves.
Cuts and bruises: Cuts and bruises typically accompany other injuries and can be highly painful, and while they often don’t seem that harmful, they can do serious damage, especially when they are severe.
Emotional harm: People who have been injured may experience more moodiness and emotional changes that can be highly distressing and can make it hard to engage with other people. Thus, while they are not as visible as many physical injuries, emotional injuries are still serious.
Psychological conditions: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental illness that can result from the trauma of an accident, but accidents can also cause anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Broken bones: Broken bones can make it hard for people to do their jobs and daily functions, and while they often can heal and significantly improve, these injuries can still cause life-long pain even after the bone has healed.
Types of Damages
Damages for personal injury can come in many forms. A person is not limited to just physical damages. They can also include emotional damage as well. Some damages a person may calculate for compensation include:
Financial: You can get compensation for lost wages or income as well as future lost wages or income.
Property: If your property has been damaged, you can factor that property damage into your claim.
Medical: Medical expenses are a common part of personal injury cases. This can include past, present, and future medical bills.
Emotional: Many people experience emotional repercussions because of these injuries, and while it’s hard to calculate emotional damage, it is possible.
Pain and Suffering: Some of the compensation may be to ease factors like pain, scarring, or disfigurement caused by the accident.
Psychological: For those who experience psychological issues due to their injuries, they can factor those psychological costs into their figure.
Thus, as you can see, the types of damages you can receive are varied, and we can help you calculate a figure that gets you the most compensation. Our practice has given us crucial insight into how these cases work and what clients generally receive for their injuries.
The damages you get also depend on factors such as the longevity of injuries and severity. For example, paralysis that causes permanent impairment will result in higher compensation than something like a broken bone that may cause prolonged pain but will heal in time.
The cause and fault breakdown of the accident will also play a role in how much you receive. Clearly, these situations can get pretty complex, but we’ll keep you informed about what’s happening throughout your case.
How Much Can I Get from a Personal Injury Case?
Many clients feel uncomfortable having a monetary number representing their suffering because putting a price on pain and suffering can seem impossible. The task is undoubtedly challenging, so we try to get the most compensation for our clients while keeping in mind that money cannot fix our clients’ issues, yet it can ease some of the pain they face.
No case is the same. Through our experience, we can calculate how much we believe we can get, but we can not make such estimations without first having an intimate understanding of the case. If you seek our services, our legal firm in Santa Ana can help you determine what your case is worth.
However, it’s important to act quickly. California’s statute of limitation laws only allows people two years to file a claim. Contact Riverview Accident Lawyers today, so we can begin working on getting you the compensation you deserve.
How Riverview Accident Lawyers Stands Out
You don’t want just any personal injury lawyer in Santa Ana, California. Our personal injury law firm can help you piece together what has happened during your accident. Using reports and other evidence, we piece together what has happened, and we use that information to construct the best possible case for you. We will negotiate with other parties, which allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. And, if needed, we will pursue a personal injury lawsuit in court to get the full and fair compensation owed to you. Our intimate knowledge of the legal system and vehicle accidents enables us to fight smarter and promotes efficiency.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
A Santa Ana personal injury attorney from Riverview Accident Lawyers can help you if you have experienced a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence. We want to give you the best results, and we will work diligently to help you. You can contact us for a free consultation.
During this consultation, we can review your case and determine if your case is a good fit for a firm, and you can decide if we’re a good fit for you. A consultation is an important chance to ask any question you may have and to honestly share the details of your potential case. Our law firm is determined to give the highest level of care and commitment to our clients.