In our capacity as Orange County car accident attorneys, we’ve been helping auto accident victims across Southern California for over 30 years. These are some of the most common – and catastrophic –injury cases our firm handles.
If you were injured in a serious accident or lost a loved one, you may be able to bring a personal injury or wrongful death case against the person responsible for causing the crash. The vast majority of damages in these cases are paid by auto insurance providers, who are notorious for undervaluing or denying claims. Jackson & Wilson can level the playing field against these large and greedy corporations. We fight for regular people like you who just want to move on with their lives.
To find out how we can pursue maximum compensation in your car accident claim, call (800) 661-7044.
Damages in Car Accident Claims
Millions of people are injured in traffic accidents in the U.S. each year, and over 30,000 lose their lives in these collisions. The people who are injured in auto accidents are usually entitled to compensatory or actual damages. The purpose of these damages is to reimburse you for your past and future “out of pocket” expenses or losses. Exactly what compensatory damages and the monetary amount you are entitled to under California law depends on the unique facts and issues in each case. Although many car crash cases can appear similar, the fact of the matter is that no two cases are alike.
When you work with an Orange County auto accident lawyer at our firm, we will carefully determine the full and fair value of your claim. This may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Impaired earning capacity
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society and companionship
- Property damage
What Happens Next?
If you’re injured in an auto accident, you must act quickly and make smart decisions to protect your legal rights. Serious injuries need to be diagnosed and treated by experienced health care providers.
Seeking medical care immediately after a car accident is important, and here’s why…
- It is important to your short- and long-term recovery. You have a legal obligation to “mitigate your damages” and so if an injury needs treatment, you must act as a reasonable person and seek care.
- The outcome of your case can be directly related to how well your doctor documents your injuries. Claims adjusters, mediators, arbitrators, a judge, and at trial, a jury, will all put a great deal of weight on what is or isn’t contained in the medical records and medical findings. Document everything!
When it’s all said and done, you should get an experienced lawyer involved sooner rather than later.
Who Pays in an Orange County Auto Accident Case?
When resolving an auto accident case, most experienced lawyers focus on the other driver’s automobile liability insurance or homeowners insurance. If the negligent driver who caused your injuries was employed with a company at the time she caused the auto accident and was acting in the scope and course of employment, we may also pursue a claim against the employer.
Other theories of liability in automobile accident cases may also be reviewed and pursued and might consist of a claim against the manufacturer or a maker of one of the vehicles parts or components.
If the responsible driver has insufficient insurance or no insurance at all, you may be entitled to bring an uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) claim available against your own insurance company, and that’s alright. That’s why you have UM or UIM coverage. Pursuing such a claim will not raise your rates or risk coverage under your policy.
Call Jackson & Wilson Today!
When it comes to protecting your rights after a car accident, the bottom line is that no settlement should take place and no settlement releases should be signed until you have a full and complete understanding of the offer and whether it will truly cover all of your injuries, damages, and losses. When you work with an Orange County car accident attorney at Jackson & Wilson, we will fight for fair compensation from all possible sources on your behalf.
Now is the time to get skilled help.
Call (800) 661-7044 now for a free car accident case review.