Orange County Rear-End Car Accident Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident where the other driver rear-ended your vehicle, you need an experienced Orange County rear-end car accident injury lawyer to represent you.
Our attorneys represent many clients who have been rear-ended, and we work diligently to maximize the value of their claims. You can count on us to provide you with dependable legal representation and sound advice.
Facts About Rear-End Car Accidents
There are around 1.7 million rear-end accidents every year in the United States.
In addition to being common, these accidents are also dangerous. Each year around 500,000 people are injured as a result of simple rear-end accidents, many of them suffering from spinal injuries and whiplash.
Time Is of the Essence
After an accident, time is of the essence, and you should seek legal help as soon as possible.
In California, there is a statute of limitations—which means you only have two years to file a lawsuit after being hit. If you wait too long, you could lose your opportunity to receive compensation.
An Orange County Rear-End Car Accident Injury Lawyer Can Explain Your Options
After being hit, you can either try to negotiate and settle with the insurance company or go to court.
We represent clients during both the settlement phase and trial, and frequently, once you file a lawsuit, the insurance company becomes very eager to settle out of court instead. They will often increase their settlement offer or begin to negotiate more fairly.
Keep in mind that once you have filed a lawsuit, you can settle at any time. There is no obligation to actually go to court if the insurance company makes a fair offer later.
Negligence—Why It Matters
If you are in an accident in California, it is important to understand the concept of negligence and how it applies to your case. You can be assigned a percentage of fault without being completely to blame for the wreck.
This percentage of fault will have a direct impact on your final settlement amount. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced Orange County rear-end car accident injury lawyer.
How Negligence Impacts Your Case
If a jury found you 10 percent at fault, that percentage would reduce your end settlement amount. In this scenario, a $20,000 settlement would be reduced by $2,000.
This makes it extremely important to work with an attorney who is experienced at representing accident victims and helping to minimize their negligence.
Speak with an Orange County Rear-End Car Accident Injury Lawyer
Rear-end accidents may seem cut and dry, but in practice this is rarely the case. You will need a strong case demonstrating why the other driver is to blame for the accident. This isn’t something you’ll want to take on by yourself, so seek legal representation as soon as possible.
An Orange County rear-end car accident injury lawyer will need to begin preparing for your case immediately. Schedule a consultation with Dickson, Kohan, and Bablove, LLP by calling 1-844-404-2400 or contacting our office online.