Car Accident Lawyers in Orange County
Living and working in Orange County means using a car to get around. Orange County may be home to beautiful beaches and cars, but with all of those vehicles on the road, the odds of getting into a car accident go up. You may pride yourself on being a good driver, but sometimes you can’t avoid an accident. If you’ve been injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, call the Orange County car accident firm that will fight for your rights: Wilshire Law Firm.
Why Choose Wilshire Law Firm
Whether you were the driver or a passenger, Wilshire Law Firm can help. Our award-winning car accident lawyers have successfully helped car, truck and motorcycle accident victims receive the fair and just compensation they deserve and we can do the same for you.
You don’t have to deal with the aftermath of a car accident by yourself, nor should you be forced to sustain significant property or financial losses. Wilshire Law Firm’s attorneys will deal with the insurance companies, obtain police reports and make appointments for you with top medical specialists. In short, we’ll handle all of the details of your vehicle accident claim. That allows you to concentrate on your recovery and getting your life back in order.
Wilshire Law Firm has the resources, the know-how, and the track record to handle even the most complex car accident claims. Our record speaks for itself: over $250 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
There are many factors that contribute to car accidents in Orange County. Unfortunately, one of the most common is drunk or impaired driving. And statistics show the probability of being hit by an impaired driver goes up at night, especially on the weekends.
If you were hit by someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, clearly the fault is on them and they should pay for their utter disregard for the law and those around them. But there are other dangerous driving habits that can lead to major accidents as well:
- Reckless driving, such as ignoring traffic signals and signs
- Road rage
- Poor roadway planning and maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Product defects and vehicle recalls (mechanical failure)
Distracted driving can be just as deadly as dangerous driving. Accidents caused by drivers texting, putting on makeup or even eating can have catastrophic effects on their victims as well.
Sometimes, accidents aren’t caused by another driver’s negligence but by poor roadway maintenance or planning. Poorly maintained roads, construction vehicles entering and exiting a work site and poor construction zone signage can also cause accidents. If a company or driver contributed to unsafe road conditions, they can be held accountable for any accident they cause.
If you were hit by a vehicle due to mechanical failure, that driver is still at fault for the accident, even if they didn’t mean to cause it. It also doesn’t matter if the vehicle in question was a clunker or a late model luxury car. It is every driver’s responsibility to make sure their vehicle is safe to drive. Be it faulty brakes or a recall that hasn’t been completed, it is up to the owner to make sure those issues are taken care of before they hit the road. If they don’t and they cause a car accident, they can be found at fault under California’s negligence laws.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries
Being injured in a serious car accident can mean serious injuries, and in some cases, fatalities—also known as wrongful death. Victims can suffer a variety of injuries, some of them life-threatening. The point of impact has a significant effect on the type of injuries suffered. Generally, side impact collisions cause more injuries than head on and rear collisions because the driver and passenger side panels offer less protection. Among the most common car accident injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries or damage
- Internal injuries
- Permanent mobility impairment
Needless to say, the medical bills associated with these types of accidents can reach six figures, and that doesn’t include the cost of long-term care if needed.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we know a major accident can be devastating for you and your family and can lead to mental stress as well. A large part of that stress is due to steep medical bills, loss of employment and an inability to participate in activities you once enjoyed. That’s why the Orange County car accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm will fight to make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
Our Practice Areas
Sometimes, a car accident involves more than just drivers and passengers. Pedestrians and bicycle riders can also be the victims of motor vehicle accidents, often with catastrophic results. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in other types of personal injury cases, including:
If you are involved in any auto accidents and sustained injuries, call the personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm for a free consultation right away. Our lines are open 24/7, every day of the year.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, you’ll have to deal with insurance companies as well. Contrary to what many insurance company commercials would have you believe, they do not have your best interests in mind. They just want to settle your case for the least amount possible. And they are trained to do just that.
Adjustors have many tricks up their sleeves, such as attempting to trick you into accepting fault for the accident and refusing to budge on a paltry settlement offer. They negotiate settlement offers every day, accident victims do not, and are often short-changed as a result.
The Orange County car accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm know all of these tactics because we negotiate fair settlements for our clients every day. Attempting to negotiate a settlement with an insurance company on your own can end up costing you dearly in the end.
Serving the People of Orange County
Our personal injury experts are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And our consultations are always free. For your convenience, we have offices throughout Orange County, including Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Irvine.
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