Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
An injury 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 that hurt you, and a Newport Beach injury lawyer can help you get it.
Accidents happen, but when you suffer a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice, and the at-fault party deserves to be held accountable. The problem comes with trying to force an insurance company or negligent party to follow through on this obligation to you.
This is when you may need a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer in your corner. At Kohan & Bablove, LLP, we’ll work tirelessly to get the compensation you need to maintain a stable and happy life.
Types of Personal Injury Claims and Their Causes
Accidents and the legal cases they produce fall into many categories. Each one has its own quirks and rules that raise challenges for victims. Knowing what caused your accident will help us determine who holds the blame, which is essential to winning your case.
Newport Beach personal injury cases we handle often include the following accident types:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – These are often due to mechanical failures, road hazards, construction equipment, and distracted, drowsy, drunk, or drugged drivers. If you were hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
- Product Liability – This category covers any product that injures you—despite correct use—due to design, manufacturing, or marketing defects.
- Premises Liability – When you’re injured on someone else’s property due to negligence, including accidents involving slip-and-falls, dog bites, unsecured pools, and more, you can hold the property owner financially accountable.
- Construction and Work Injuries – Injuries on the job usually fall under workers compensation, but in special cases, including when a third party other than your employer is at fault, we may be able to pursue personal injury compensation.
- Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse – Those who would take advantage of our most vulnerable family members should be held accountable in both civil and criminal court. Your personal injury lawyer in Newport Beach can help with your civil case.
Who’s At Fault?
Each of the above accidents could be the fault of an individual or corporation. Asking for a fair amount of compensation from the right groups is important. Naming all the at-fault parties in your accident claim gives us a better shot at maximizing your compensation.
At-fault people or companies in your Newport Beach personal injury claim may include the following:
- Motor vehicle drivers
- Maintenance personnel
- Government agencies
- Construction companies
- Safety inspectors
Your Newport Beach injury attorney will work with your doctors to verify and prove the extent of each of your injuries. Injuries to the head, face, neck, back, spine, and internal organs tend to be particularly severe.
The following are some common injuries that spark claims for compensation:
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic brain injuries
Compensation for Your Injuries in Newport Beach
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to have the at-fault parties attempt to make you whole through monetary compensation for your economic damages and non-economic damages. We need to show the court proof of every injury you endured due to the accident the at-fault party caused.
Your personal injury attorney in Newport Beach will use knowledge, experience, and the evidence to maximize the compensation you receive for the following economic damages, among others:
We’ll also work aggressively to maximize the compensation you receive for non-economic damages, which may include the following, as a few examples:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Loss of consortium, society, and companionship
California Laws to Know as You Seek Compensation
When you’re injured, state law can impact your claim. The following are a few laws to keep in mind as you build your Newport Beach personal injury claim.
Dog bite cases in California are a good example because they usually follow strict liability, meaning that regardless of the dog’s history, the owner is liable for any damage caused by a bite occuring in a public place or when lawfully on private property.
Statute of Limitations
Under California law, you only have two years to acquire all of your evidence and begin a personal injury claim. However, if you are going to name a government agency in your Newport Beach injury claim, you will only have six months to file in most cases.
California follows comparative negligence rules, which allow you to receive compensation as long as another party holds some of the blame. However, partial fault will reduce your compensation accordingly. For instance, if you’re awarded $100,000 but are found 40 percent to blame, you’ll only get $60,000.
Newport Beach Personal Injury FAQ
Have questions about your personal injury claim? Our lawyers are here to help. Check out our more commonly asked questions below, or talk to a lawyer about your legal claim.
How do I know what my non-economic damages are worth?
When you’ve suffered serious damages like pain and suffering or disfigurement, you need to know the exact value. But these damages are intangible. Because of this, you may need tools from our lawyers to determine dollar amounts for the damage you suffered.
Can partial fault laws prevent me from receiving compensation?
Even if you’re more than 50 percent at fault for the incident that injured you, you may still have grounds to sue. But sharing fault can severely limit your claim. Because of this, you may need to talk with your personal injury lawyer. They can help you maximize your potential compensation.
Can I still sue if I suffered minor injuries only?
Even a small accident can have serious results. Even though whiplash, for example, may not sound that serious, your injuries can cause high expenses and mental trauma. That can impact your quality of life. These reasons are all grounds for a lawsuit.
What if I can’t afford a personal injury lawyer?
Without lawyers on your side, your claim may drag on for years, and you may not be compensated fairly even then. But affording a lawyer may sound like a luxury. Luckily, our lawyers work on contingency fees. That means we only get paid if your accident case results in compensation.
Can’t I get compensated through my insurance company without suing?
Your insurance company should be on your side and should cover the costs of some or all your losses. But they may not be so willing to work with you. They may lowball your settlement, for example, or they may try to avoid compensating you completely. Talk to your lawyer about suing for your insurance company’s bad faith actions when this happens.
Call a Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer at Kohan & Bablove, LLP by calling 1-844-404-2400 or filling out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.