Tustin Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Attorneys Protect The Right Of Victims
Personal injury law is also known as tort law. It is a legal concept that enables individuals who experience injuries resulting from the negligence or intentional acts of others to be compensated for their loss.
There are several different situations where tort law applies. People can be injured in many different ways. Here are a few common personal injury situations. Any victim of these accidents can be helped by the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers to get fair compensation.
This occurs when a person has been harmed by the negligence of a medical professional. This is when a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional has failed to meet their profession’s standard of care, and it results in someone being harmed.
These are complex cases. They will often involve having medical experts testify, analyzing medical records, treatments, and procedures. It will require an El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced with medical malpractice to be successful.
Slip And Fall
This is a case where property owners have been negligent and created a dangerous environment on their property. A property owner has a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to make certain their property is safe. They’re also responsible for keeping people away from any dangerous situation they have created.
An El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyer will know how to determine the exact nature of a landowner’s legal duty. They know how to get people compensation when they’re injured due to a property owner’s negligence.
Approximately 300 automobile accidents occur in Orange County annually, including in and around Tustin, which result in injuries and even death. Tustin car accident lawyers assist injured people and families who have lost loved ones, following an automobile accident in a variety of different, crucial ways.
Injuries that result from these types of accidents are the most common personal injury cases. This could occur when a person is not following the laws for driving. There are drunk drivers, careless drivers, distracted drivers, and more that cause serious accidents every year.
A car accident victim could have done nothing wrong and still become injured and experience property damage. With car accidents, there will be insurance companies involved. Car accident victims need to have someone on their side with the training and knowledge in insurance law. Attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers have the experience necessary to be successful.
Document Your Auto Accident in Tustin, CA
One primary area where Tustin car accident lawyers are vitally helpful is in properly documenting a car accident. Certain steps ideally are taken in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. However, the immediate aftermath of an automobile accident, by definition, is not ideal.
Following a car accident, fully documenting the scene is vital. This type of documentation includes:
- Making a video or taking photos of the scene and injuries from as many angles as possible
- Identify witnesses and collect their contact information
- Record statements from yourself and witnesses (taking videos of witnesses can be a good way to accomplish this aspect of documenting an accident scene)
Filing and Pursuing an Insurance Claim for Your Car Accident
Insurance claims are not easy matters. Indeed, many people suggest that insurance companies make the claims settlement process as complicated, and challenging as possible.
After all, insurance companies are in business to make money. Insurance companies make more money by paying less in claims.
Dealing with large automobile insurance companies represents another area in which Tustin car accident lawyers provide invaluable assistance to an injured person. These attorneys have the background and experience necessary to take on even the most challenging automobile insurance companies.
Filing and pursuing a lawsuit following a car accident is another area in which the assistance of legal counsel is crucial. This is another area in which the American Bar Association maintains helpful data.
The stark reality is that in many situations, a person unrepresented by legal counsel in a personal injury case ends up having his or her lawsuit dismissed from court. The plaintiff in such a case ends up never obtaining the compensation to which he or she was entitled because of injuries caused by the negligence of another driver.
Motorcycle & Bicycle Accidents
California also leads the nation in the number of motorcycle collisions. Again, a disproportionately large number of these accidents take place in Southern California. In 2013, nearly 1,000 motorcyclists were injured in Orange County alone. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident through the careless actions of another motorist or through the failure of equipment or other types of oversight that were designed to keep you safe, you have options.
Between 2010 and 2012, California’s 338 bicycle-related fatalities constituted the highest bicycle traffic accident death rate in the nation. Many of these fatal accidents took place in Southern California towns like Tustin where the temperate climate makes it fun to ride a bicycle all year round.
Riders and passengers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to be injured or killed in California motorcycle crashes. Most of these types of accidents take place in the months between May and September, and August is the month when the most fatalities occur.
Even when victims survive a motorcycle collision, the lack of any protective vehicular infrastructure means that victims face a higher risk of head and brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, severe leg injuries, and damage to internal organs. In fact, 30% of all deaths among motorcycle riders are related to head and brain injuries.
Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that as many as two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by third-party motorists’ failure to yield the right of way, particularly when they make left turns. This is careless behavior on the part of those motorists.
As with motorcycle accidents, the single largest cause of bicycle accidents in California is third-party motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection. Such incidents account for nearly 22% of all bicycle accidents. Other causes of bicycle accidents that are related to third-party negligence include lane changes (12%) and misjudging the speed need to pass a cyclist (nearly 9%.)
Cycling accidents involving motor vehicles more frequently result in serious injuries and death than accidents involving motor vehicles alone. The most common injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- “Road rash” abrasions
- Fractured or severed limbs
Defective Product Liability
Should a person experience injury or property loss because of a defective product, they have a right to seek compensation. Defective products have caused:
- House fires
- Burn injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Other injuries
It could have been the result of a manufacturing error or a design error. An experienced attorney from the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers will know how to show that a victim did experience a loss caused by a defective product.
They will know how to illustrate that a product was defective. The manufacturer will know the victim followed the instructions that came with the product and still experienced an injury or property loss.
There is a lot of fun with taking a boat onto the water. It’s also possible for people to become the victims of other people’s negligence. When people are hurt, or their boat becomes damaged, they will wonder about their legal rights. Should someone not operate a boat with reasonable care, and it results in injury or property damage, a person could be able to get compensation.
The carelessness of a boat operator can cause a collision with another boat. This could then result in passengers inside the boat being injured. When there is a collision between a motorboat and a sailboat, the motorboat is more often considered at fault. Motorboats are required to get out of the way for sailboats.
There could also be a problem with a boat not having sufficient safety equipment on board, which results in an injury. Personal injury attorneys from El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers are experienced with boating accidents.
This is an industry where workers perform intense physical labor using heavy machinery, and at times, at great heights. This can often result in accidents. It is also possible for people who are standing near a construction site or walking through it, to be injured by falling debris and more.
Personal injury attorneys know how to hold those responsible for the unsafe working conditions accountable. When a worker is injured on the job in California, there is a works’ compensation system in place to help. Should the system fail a construction worker, an attorney from El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers can protect a worker’s rights and get the compensation they deserve and more. Call Today! 213-985-1120.
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