For an injury to qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, it must be proven that the person or party responsible had a responsibility to keep everyone around them safe, that they failed at this responsibility, and the failure resulting in significant injuries with measurable damages. As you can imagine, this means that there are innumerable ways that a person can suffer from an injury that is determined to be a legitimate claim for compensation.
However, there are some common personal injuries that the team at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates work with in Orange County. This does not mean that we will not be able to assist you no matter what your injury type though, so be sure to contact us as soon as possible in order to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how we can work together to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve.
Read more below about some common injury types seen in the Orange County Courts, and contact us as soon as possible to begin working on your own situation as soon as possible.
Common Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Remember that if you do not see anything below that resembles your own situation, you should contact us immediately to learn about how we can help you build a strong personal injury case and fight aggressively for the damages that you are rightfully owed.
Car accidents are extremely common in California, and therefore injuries stemming from car accidents are also very common. Typically after a car accident, the victim will deal directly with the responsible driver's insurance company and will receive a settlement for their damages. However, it is important that the victim is aware that this amount is likely nowhere near the amount that they are truly owed.
Insurance companies work aggressively to limit the payments that they make, in order to protect their own financial interests over anything else. Instead of accepting the initial offer, we use this as a starting point for an aggressive round of negotiations. If we are unable to reach an agreement during these negotiations, then we will move to a full lawsuit.
Slip and Fall (Premise Liabilities)
A slip and fall is a type of premise liability, which is a claim that the party responsible for keeping premises safe for visitors failed at this duty. This can be because they knowingly disregarded a hazard, or they should have known about the hazard but acted irresponsibly by not being sure that the area was safe. If we can prove that the responsible party either knew or SHOULD HAVE known about the hazard, we will have a strong foundation to our lawsuit.
Some premise liability injuries stem from things like faulty staircases with broken runners, unsafe handrails, or other conditions that should have rendered them out of order. In addition, wet and slick floors due to spills, leaks, or other created situations can also lead to this type of lawsuit.
Medical malpractice can stem from a variety of issues involving medical professionals. While many people may think of surgical errors or mixups when they first hear the term “medical malpractice,” it goes well beyond things like this and includes issues like misprescribing medications, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosing a patient, making improper and irresponsible medical recommendations, and more.
If you believe that you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice in Orange County, contact us now to learn about your options in a personal injury lawsuit.
As a pedestrian, you should be able to reasonably expect that you can walk around Orange County in the pedestrian-marked areas safely. However, this is unfortunately not always the case. If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a driver, and you were not in violation of any traffic laws, then it is likely we will be able to work to illustrate that the driver was at fault for your injuries and that their insurance company owes you more than they will initially admit to.
Motorcycles are a great way to get around, especially in the great weather that we enjoy in Orange County. However, what might be a simple fender bender between two passenger vehicles can cause serious injury, and even death, to the driver or rider of the motorcycle. At a low speed where two cars would just have cosmetic damage, this can send the driver off of the motorcycle entirely, putting them at an increased risk of broken bones, spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, road rash, whiplash, and more.
Workers compensation is required for most employers in California, which is an insurance policy that both protects employers from being sued by injured employees, but more importantly, it protects injured employees from the financial hardships that come with their injuries. Workers compensation does not cover non-economic damages like pain and suffering, but we will work with you and the worker's compensation company to ensure that you are given the maximum amount you are owed.
Defective products are ones that fail to perform as they are advertised. In most cases, this failure to perform just means that the user is not able to do what they hoped to do with it, and may be eligible for a refund or an exchange. However, in some cases, the failure can be catastrophic and cause serious injuries for the user. If you believe that your injuries were sustained as the result of a defective product or a failure to properly warn you against the hazards of the product, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the manufacturer, producer, distributor, vendor, or anyone else along the supply chain that we determine to be responsible.
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