Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
Heidari Law Group
Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
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Personal injuries can occur almost anywhere in Orange County, from roads to retail stores to hotels and motels to medical offices. Many personal injuries also occur at our own homes, and other parties like product makers can be at fault. If you were injured in an accident, or if you believe that another party may be liable for the harm you have suffered, you should get in touch with an attorney who can help. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at Heidari Law Group, P.C. can speak with you today.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Orange County Lawyers Handle
At Heidari Law Group, P.C., our experienced Orange County personal injury lawyers represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to the following:
- Car accidents;
- Uber and Lyft accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Airplane accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Train accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Negligent security claims;
- Premises liability lawsuits;
- Dog bite cases;
- Construction accidents;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect;
- Medical malpractice;
- Birth injury cases;
- Product liability, or defective product claims; and
- Wrongful death lawsuits.
Elements of an Orange County Personal Injury Case
Many Orange County personal injury lawsuits will be based on a theory of negligence. While the specific elements of your negligence claim will depend upon the type of accident and how you were injured, the following are the general elements of a negligence claim in California:
- Defendant owed you a duty of care;
- Defendant breached the duty of care by acting negligently;
- Defendant’s negligence caused your injury; and
- You suffered damages as a result of the injury.
In some types of personal injury cases, the lawsuit can be based on a theory of strict liability. In strict liability cases, the plaintiff does not need to prove that the defendant was negligent. Instead, the plaintiff usually only needs to show that they were harmed, and that the defendant has a particular connection to the situation that resulted in the harm. Most often, the types of personal injury lawsuits that involve strict liability are dog bite cases and product defect claims.
Some types of personal injury cases may begin with an insurance claim, such as an auto insurance claim after a crash. Depending upon your circumstances, an insurance claim may be sufficient to cover your losses, or you may need to move onto a personal injury lawsuit with assistance from your lawyer.
What Damages Can I Expect in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Orange County?
In Orange County personal injury cases, plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits typically seek two types of compensatory damages under California law.
- Economic damages, which compensate for direct financial losses like lost wages or medical bills; and
- Non-economic damages, which compensate for subjective losses like a person’s pain or suffering.
Compensatory damages are intended to provide compensation for a plaintiff’s losses. Under certain limited circumstances, it may be possible for a plaintiff to seek punitive damages, as well. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for egregious and exceptionally harmful behavior.
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Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Orange County Today
Anyone who has been injured in an accident or as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing should find out more about filing a personal injury claim in Southern California. One of the experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys at our firm can evaluate your case today, and we can provide you with more information about moving forward with an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Our team will be there for you every step of the way. Contact Heidari Law Group, P.C. today to find out more about your options for seeking compensation after a personal injury. We also provide consultations in Spanish.