Orange County Car Accident Attorneys
Your insurance company is going to offer you less than your case is worth
In California, and particularly Orange County, there are more people injured in vehicle related accidents than any other type of personal injury. This means that an experienced Orange County car accident lawyer is kept very busy. Although this is the case, there are many people who feel that they either can’t afford the services of an attorney or simply think that they don’t require one. In reality if you are serious about receiving what your case is actually worth, then calling an attorney is exactly what you should do and here are some reasons why:
- You can’t trust your insurance company
It used to be in the past that victims felt like they had to sort out their own car accident cases, but nowadays the insurance companies are trained to be far more aggressive and as a result will try to settle your case with the minimum amount paid out to you. The simple reason that they do this is to make money. This is in no way an illegal practice and they are under no obligation to pay every claim that gets submitted. However as insurers they do have a level of responsibility to make sure that each claim is treated in a fair and just manner. To be brutally honest, they are not on your side and chances are that they don’t really care about your circumstances. A representing attorney on the other hand generally works on a contingency basis which means that they don’t get paid unless you are successful in your claim. This means that they are on your side and fighting in your corner.
At the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg we are aggressive when it comes to maximizing your compensation and we have some of the best Orange County car accident attorneys to get the job done. With over forty years of experience and over $200 million won in compensation for our clients, it is fair to say that we know a thing or two dealing with insurance companies.
- You may be blamed for the accident
Another reason you might want to think about hiring an attorney is that when nobody is admitting fault or you are wrongly being blamed for the accident you need someone to help sort out the facts. Quite often the first people to arrive on the scene of an accident (apart from medical emergency personnel) are the police and the insurance company. In many cases, neither party has the resources or time to mount a full investigation into which party was negligent. As a result the wrong party can take the blame when it may be the fault of another person or entity. An experienced Orange County car accident attorney on the other hand will have the financial resources to be able to call upon the services of a team of independent experts who can do a full investigation on the cause of the accident. People such as specialist mechanics, accident investigators, road design and defect specialists and forensic scientists can all be called upon to pinpoint where the negligence lies. From this they can present their findings to your attorney who can look to start to build a watertight case.
- You can still get compensation, even if the accident was partially your fault
In many incidents nothing is straight forward and both parties may have some part to play in the car accident. For example, if a person who was driving excessively fast collided with another motorist who witnesses said happened to be driving at a sensible speed, then it is fair to say that that fault clearly lies with the driver who was driving way too fast. However it may then be discovered that the driver of the car who was struck wasn’t wearing a seat belt and this was the main cause of the injuries that they received. In this scenario it is clear that there is a conflict of interest. If an insurance company was dealing with this incident, then it is clear that they simply wouldn’t pay out and you would probably be left with physical, emotional and financial issues. However, if you were being represented by a highly skilled Orange County car accident lawyer then under comparative law the plaintiff may still be entitled to compensation. The reason for this is that compensation can still be relative to the amount you were at fault for the car accident. Let’s say that you were found to be 30% at fault for the accident; then a court of law could still award you 70% of the total amount of the damages for this type of claim.
The Law Offices of David H. Greenberg has highly knowledgeable attorneys in all areas of car accident law including comparative law and will always pursue maximum compensation for our clients.
As you can see, it is possible to deal with your car accident on your own, but it’s not going to generate the best outcome for you. The bottom line is that insurance companies will only pay for items such as immediate medical expenses, loss of wages while in recovery and the cost of the vehicle (either to be repaired or written off). They will fail to take in to account other circumstances that surround the accident such as any stress and trauma caused by the incident, on-going rehabilitation and counselling, and punitive damages. Our Orange County car accident lawyers who have proven track records in dealing with such cases will fight in your corner to make sure that you get the full and fair compensation that you deserve, every time.
There are many Orange County lawyers out there and finding the best ones can seem daunting. The attorneys at Law Offices of David H. Greenberg have been serving the public for over forty years and have won verdicts and settlements totalling well in excess of $200 million. We are seasoned personal injury lawyers who understand exactly how to analyze your case and deliver you maximum compensation. So if you want to know how much your case could be worth, then give us a call on our toll free number where an experienced attorney will be happy to assist you (888-204-1014).
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