Injury Lawsuits in Orange County
Accidents happen every day. It only takes a moment for an injury to occur but the physical and emotional effects can last a lifetime. In California a person who suffers a personal injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another person is entitled to compensation. The highly qualified personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of David P. Crandall will work hard to ensure you receive just compensation for your injuries.
Personal injury law in California
It is essential to meet with an injury lawyer in Orange County who understands the laws of California and can determine the best way to pursue your case. Some key issues to remember include the following:
- In California, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed in the county where the accident occurred or where at least one defendant resides.
- California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that even if the injured party is partially to blame, he or she is still entitled to receive compensation. However, the compensation received is reduced by their percentage of fault.
- According to the statute of limitations, a person has only two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim based on negligence in California.
Orange County personal injury litigation
Because of the complex nature of personal injury litigation in Orange County and the potential money involved, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Although people often assume their case will go to trial, most Orange County personal injury lawsuits are resolved with a settlement agreement. However, if all efforts at settlement fail, then the case will go to trial before a judge or jury. During personal injury litigation in Orange County, both parties present their witnesses and evidence, perform a cross-examination, and make arguments. At the end, a verdict is given and a dollar amount determined to cover damages.
Orange County personal injury settlement
Only 5 percent of Orange County personal injury lawsuits filed actually end up in the courtroom. The vast majority are settled outside of court. Personal injury settlements in Orange County allow each party to structure settlement details to meet individual needs. Lawyers negotiate a settlement agreement and present it to both parties for approval.
Contact us for experienced legal representation
Let our team of dedicated attorneys work for you. The Law Offices of David P. Crandall, representing injured people and their families in Irvine, Orange County and throughout California. Contact us today.