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      Tim Ryan - Personal Injury
      Tim Ryan took my small personal injury case and turned it into a "win" for me. I appreciate his time, patience, and professional expertise in resolving this neighborhood dog injury issue for me.
      I feel safer because of Tim Ryan. Thank you!

      - Georgia Cunradi

      Tim Ryan is awesome. He resolved my case in 2010 and I went back to him this year, 2021.
      His knowledge of legal matters, his availability and his excellent staff are deeply appreciated.

      - D. Franklin Welch

      Timothy J. Ryan & Associates handled my parents case in a very timely manner. Low stress environment very friendly staff. Timothy J. Ryan and staff are very intelligent and really care about their clients. I would HIGHLY recommend Timothy J Ryan & Associates.

      - J. Weber

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      Fountain Valley Personal Injury Lawyer

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      The law firm of Timothy J. Ryan & Associates represents Fountain Valley residents in their pursuit of justice. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to damages, even if you’re partially responsible. Most accidents in Fountain Valley are covered under an insurance policy, so you don’t have to approach the defendant for compensation. As personal injury lawyers in the state of California, the team at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates work on a contingency basis. That means all consultations are free, and you don’t have to pay out of pocket. Call today for a free consultation with a professional personal injury lawyer.

      Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

      Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident with injuries, you may be approached by an insurance company adjuster who will offer you a fast settlement. At first, this money might seem entirely adequate to cover your medical bills, but the reality is, you may be in for much higher expenses than you’re anticipating. Insurance adjusters are notorious for convincing accident victims to take a lower settlement amount than they’re entitled to. They also require you to sign a waiver of liability for accepting the money, holding them harmless from future liability arising from the incident. If you retain the services of our attorneys, they’ll make sure that you don’t accept anything less than what you’re owed. Call today.

      Elements of a Personal Injury Case

      Although there are many different kinds of personal injury cases, there are four things that all plaintiffs must be able to show to have a viable claim.

      1. The Defendant Owed a Legal Duty of Care

      In personal injury law, a duty of care means that the person has a legal obligation to avoid harming others. One of the most prominent examples of this would be the duty of care that drivers owe to one another. Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car owes a duty of care to other drivers on the road. Dog owners have a duty of care with regard to keeping their pets from biting others.

      2. The Defendant Failed to Meet Their Duty of Care

      In order for the defendant to be liable for an accident, the plaintiff’s attorney needs to be able to demonstrate that the defendant had a responsibility to the plaintiff, and they failed in that obligation.

      3. The Lapse in Care Caused an Accident

      This is referred to as causation. In order for the accident to be the defendant’s fault, the plaintiff’s attorney must be able to show that the lapse in duty was partially or fully responsible for the accident. To continue the driver analogy, the defendant failed to exercise proper care and ran a stop sign, and this failure to yield the right of way caused the accident.

      4. The Accident was the Cause of Damages

      Damages must be measurable. The plaintiff’s attorney will list both economic and non-economic damages. They must be able to prove that the damages were caused by the accident. While less common, punitive damages may also be awarded in the state of California.

      Frequently Asked Questions for Fountain Valley Personal Injury Cases

      With extensive experience in multiple areas of personal injury law, Timothy J. Ryan and Associates has handled hundreds of personal injury cases. We are familiar with the types of questions that clients and potential clients have. If you don’t see your question here, contact our Fountain Valley law firm for a free consultation.

      Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Fountain Valley?

      Not many people have the legal knowledge and experience required to competently negotiate their claims with a professional claims adjuster or insurance company lawyer. Even if you are knowledgeable about insurance claims, you will want representation in the event your case requires litigation.

      Civil filings and dispositions statistic

      California Superior Courts handled nearly 900,000 civil cases in 2019 alone, which is a good indication of why you want to partner with an expert negotiator to avoid the court system if at all possible.

      Source: https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/2020-Court-Statistics-Report.pdf

      When Should You Contact an Attorney After an Injury?

      If you’ve been injured in an accident, the time to call a personal injury lawyer is immediate. The sooner you get an attorney involved in your case, the better. Although the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident, in most cases, evidence can be quickly lost, and witnesses become more difficult to locate. If your attorney can get started right away, they have a much better chance of presenting a viable case.

      What Cases Can My Fountain Valley Personal Injury Attorney Handle?

      Not all personal injury lawyers in Fountain Valley handle the same types of cases. Our attorneys have an extensive range of specialties. We also have access to expert witnesses and other resources that you may require. Among the types of cases we handle are:

      • Car Accidents
      • Commercial Truck and Bus Accidents
      • Motorcycle Accidents
      • Wrongful Death Claims
      • Slip and Fall or Premise Liability Accidents
      • Dog Bites
      • Pedestrian Accidents
      • Bicycle Accidents
      • Product Liability Incidents
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      Source: https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/pdf/impaired-driving-new/CDC-impaired-driving-fact-sheet-California.pdf

      How are personal injury attorneys compensated?

      Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. They are paid at the end when the case is settled or litigated in the courts. If you aren’t paid, your attorney receives nothing. In most cases, the increased settlement or award more than covers your attorney’s fees.

      Fountain Valley Personal Injury Attorneys

      If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re entitled to damages. Don’t risk receiving an insufficient settlement. Call Timothy J. Ryan & Associates today for a free consultation.

      Client Reviews

      Tim Ryan took my small personal injury case and turned it into a “win” for me. I appreciate his time, patience, and professional expertise in resolving this neighborhood dog injury issue for me. I feel safer because of Tim Ryan. Thank you!

      George Cunradi

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