Orange County Accident Lawyer
Millions of people call Orange County home, and that many people in one place means accidents are bound to happen. Whether you were injured in a car accident or a defective product caused you harm, an Orange County accident attorney may be able to get you compensation for your trouble.
Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If someone else was to blame, you may be able to seek financial compensation.
To give your claim the best chance of succeeding, you’ll need the help of an Orange County accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP.
Can You File a Claim?
The type of accident you were in matters less than who caused it. To receive compensation for your injuries, someone else must have been responsible for what happened due to carelessness, intentional actions, or failing to act.
For example, a driver’s actions could be considered negligent if he or she hit you while speeding. If a property owner knew the stairs were unsafe but failed to fix them, you could hold the property owner responsible if you were injured on the stairs.
Determining negligence can be complicated because it depends on the individual circumstances of your case. Your Orange County injury lawyer will be able to help you sort through the details to decide who you should name in your claim.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Are Common
In Orange County, car accidents are among the most common causes of injury. The result is that most residents who hire an accident lawyer do so because they were in a motor vehicle accident.
Whether you were hit while driving a car, truck, or motorcycle, the key to receiving compensation for your injuries is determining whose fault the accident was. Another driver is likely at fault, but the blame could also fall on the car manufacturer or even the government agency responsible for road maintenance. Sometimes, more than one party can be held responsible.
Some common causes of car accidents include the following:
- Being distracted
- Turning the wrong way
- Swerving in and out of traffic
- Running a red light or stop sign
After a motor vehicle accident, you’ll need to file an accident report with the police and see a doctor for a full examination. Your attorney will investigate what happened and begin gathering evidence.
Were You Hurt at Work?
If you were hurt on the job, you’re most likely going to need to file a claim for workers compensation benefits. Workers comp will kick in to pay for a portion of your lost wages and medical bills. These benefits are important, but they often aren’t enough.
Unless your employer was grossly negligent and caused your injury, you can’t sue your employer. However, if a third party was responsible for your injury, you might be able to pursue additional compensation by naming that party in your claim.
Third parties that could have contributed to your workplace accident include the following:
- A safety equipment manufacturer
- A heavy equipment manufacturer
- A delivery company
Premises Liability Claims
The most well-known premises liability cases involve someone slipping and falling at a store. However, premises liability can apply to any property owned by an individual, business, or government entity.
Property owners are obligated to care for their property and keep it safe for everyone on it. If they fail to maintain safety and someone is hurt, they could be found negligent.
By proving that the property owner was or should have been aware of the problem and failed to fix it, your Orange County accident injury attorney can demonstrate that the property owner was negligent and should compensate you for your injuries.
What if a Product Harmed You?
Product liability applies when a manufacturer sells a product that is faulty or defective when used as intended and causes injury. For instance, if a toy manufacturer sold toys that were made with lead paint, and the lead paint injured a child, the manufacturer could be found negligent.
If a product you were using exploded, caught on fire, or harmed you in some other way, an Orange County accident attorney can help.
The value of your injury claim is based on the severity of your injuries and how they have affected your life. You could receive compensation for bills and wage losses, money for pain and suffering, and maybe even punitive damages.
The stronger your case is, the better chance you have of receiving all the compensation you need to recover.
Contact an Orange County Injury Lawyer
Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP are here to help you get the compensation you need to recover after your accident. No matter what type of accident injured you, we can determine who was at fault, place a value on your claim, and get you the compensation you’re owed.
For help with your case, speak with an Orange County accident lawyer by calling 844-404-2400 or filling out the online contact form below.