Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
An injury suffered in an accident won’t just hurt you physically—it will also drain your finances and diminish your quality of life. You deserve compensation from the at-fault party who hurt you, and retaining a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer can help you get it.
If you were injured because of the negligence of another person, a business, or a government entity, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Filing a lawsuit is often the best way to seek compensation for your injuries and to hold the at-fault party accountable.
Doing so on your own can be difficult, if not impossible. Having a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP in your corner will allow you to mount a strong case for why you deserve a financial settlement to cover your losses and damages.
Causes of Personal Injuries
Your Newport Beach personal injury lawyer will have extensive experience helping clients who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else. Some of the more common causes of injuries are as follows:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Building fires
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
In each of these instances, filing a lawsuit will place you in a strong negotiating position and ensure that if the other party does not want to pay, you will then have the option to seek compensation through the civil legal system.
Types of Personal Injuries
The extent and nature of your injury will influence how much compensation you receive. However, that does not mean that you cannot sue over minor injuries. If medical treatment was necessary for your injury, then odds are that you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Some of the injuries a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer from our office will have experience with are listed below:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma, such as a concussion or brain injury
- Spinal damage and whiplash
- Facial and eye injuries
- Severe burns
- Illness caused by a bad drug or product
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury
The goal of your Newport Beach personal injury lawyer will be to get you as much money as possible for your injuries. We will ask you detailed questions and evaluate all of the ways that your injuries have impacted your lifestyle—all of which will help us arrive at a fair and full assessment of your claim’s value. This process will allow you to receive compensation beyond just having your medical bills paid for.
You should be compensated for any financial loss or property damage that you have suffered due to your accident and injury. Listed below are just a few of the items that might need to be factored into your final settlement amount:
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Seeing a counselor to address anxiety, depression, or other emotional trauma
- Income loss due to being unable to work
- Retrofitting your home or vehicle to accommodate your disability
- Transportation expenses for medical appointments
- Caregiver wages
- Diagnostics, lab work, and medication
- All current and future accident-related medical bills.
Your non-economic damages will also need to be accounted for. A Newport Beach personal injury lawyer from our firm will work closely with you to determine how your quality of life has been affected, as any damage done to your personal relationships, lost enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering will need to be accounted for.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Prior to filing a lawsuit, we will need to first conduct an investigation into your accident. It is critical that we determine who was negligent and at fault for what happened. For you to receive a monetary award, we will need to prove your version of events with convincing evidence.
Once we are certain of the percentage of fault that each involved party was responsible for, we can then file a lawsuit naming each party that contributed to your accident. Potential at-fault parties could be individuals, companies, groups, or even a government agency—all of them could owe you compensation if they were at fault.
Since going to trial is a complicated process, having a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer represent you will be the best way to achieve a favorable outcome to your case. We will guide and advise you every step of the way, inform you of what to expect, and present a strong argument for why you deserve compensation.
Settling Your Personal Injury Case
Just because you work with a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer and file suit, it does not necessarily mean that you will end up in court. The majority of the time, we are able to negotiate with the negligent party and get them to agree to favorable settlement terms. The more evidence we have, the more likely this will be.
If they agree to our terms, you will receive compensation for your injuries without needing to go to trial. We will evaluate the offer and inform you of whether it will cover all of your accident-related expenses and losses, but ultimately, you will decide what you want to do.
Should a court-rendered verdict become your best option for full compensation, we will represent you throughout the trial and present your case in the most convincing manner possible.
California Statute of Limitations
It is within your best interests to hire a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer right away. Otherwise, you could exceed the time constraints set by the statute of limitations, which only provides two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.
There is one clear exception to this: If you were not aware of your injury right away and more than two years have already passed, you then have one year to file a lawsuit from the date that you became aware. For example, if a product has been poisoning you, it may not be clear that the product was to blame until years later. In that case, once you are diagnosed, you would have one year to file suit.
Newport Beach Personal Injury FAQ
The time after an injury is bound to be uncertain with a number of questions that all need answering. Below, we’ve answered a few of the questions our clients most frequently ask us. If you would like additional information, please contact us to arrange a time to meet with a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer.
What are non-economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit?
Non-economic damages are losses that don’t have an obviously applicable dollar amount attached to them. They tend to be intangible in nature and include items such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and lost enjoyment of life.
What if I can’t afford a personal injury lawyer?
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing up front. In fact, you only have to pay if your case is successful and you receive a financial settlement.
What do I do if a defective drug made me sick?
You can receive financial compensation from the party that caused the dangerous defect. Depending on the circumstances, this could be the drug’s designer, manufacturer, distributor, or even your doctor or pharmacist.
Contact a Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Get the help you need with your personal injury case by calling 1-844-404-2400 and speaking with a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP today. If you aren’t able to speak right now, you can also complete the contact form on this page to have someone from our office contact you and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We are ready to assist you and can provide you with the legal representation you need.