Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence in Orange County, California? If so, review your case with an Orange County personal injury attorney at JML Law. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses.

Types of Orange County Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal injury cases can take many forms. Specific types of cases we handle include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Gun violence or assaults
  • Police violence or misconduct
  • Premises liability cases
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Product liability cases
  • Child abuse and sexual assault
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Elder abuse
  • Sports injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

That’s not necessarily an exhaustive list. To learn more about whether our Orange County personal injury law firm can assist you, schedule a free consultation.

The Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Orange County

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years from the date of the injury or the date when the injury was discovered, whichever is later. This means that an individual has two years from the date of the accident or incident that caused their injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the individual does not file a lawsuit within this two-year time period, they may be barred from pursuing legal action and will lose their right to seek compensation for their injuries.

However, there are some exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California. For example, in cases where the injury is not immediately apparent, such as in cases of medical malpractice, the statute of limitations may be extended to one year from the date of discovery of the injury.

It is also important to note that if the injury is caused by a government entity, there are specific notice requirements and a shorter statute of limitations.

In any case, it is always recommended to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after an injury to understand the specific time limits that apply to your case and to ensure that you take the necessary steps to preserve your legal rights.

Compensation Available in an Orange County Personal Injury Case

In personal injury cases in California, the types of compensation available to the injured party, also known as the plaintiff, may include:

  • Medical expenses: This includes past, present, and future medical expenses related to the injury, such as doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, and medications.
  • Lost wages: If the plaintiff is unable to work as a result of their injury, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, including past, present, and future lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering: The plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the injury.
  • Loss of earning capacity: If the plaintiff’s injury results in a permanent disability and they are unable to work in the same capacity as before, they may be entitled to compensation for the loss of earning capacity.
  • Property damage: If the plaintiff’s property was damaged as a result of the accident, they may be entitled to compensation for the cost of repairs or replacement.
  • Punitive damages: In certain cases, if the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, the plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.
  • Loss of consortium: If the injury causes a loss of companionship, comfort or sexual relations in a married couple, the non-injured spouse may be entitled to compensation.

It’s important to note that the amount of compensation awarded in personal injury cases can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Factors such as the severity of the injury, the plaintiff’s medical expenses, and the plaintiff’s lost wages may all affect the amount of compensation awarded. An attorney can help evaluate the specific facts of a case and can provide an estimate of the potential compensation available.

In conclusion, in California, personal injury cases can provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, property damage, punitive damages, and loss of consortium. The amount of compensation awarded can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, and an attorney can help evaluate the potential compensation available.

Contact an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

A qualified Orange County personal injury lawyer can substantially improve your chances of winning a case by handling such tasks as:

Identifying the liable parties
Gathering evidence
Adding up your losses to determine how much compensation you may deserve
Handling all negotiations with the insurance company

At JML Law, our goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800 today.

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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you've experienced personal injury in Orange County as a result of someone else's negligence,

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