Why Do You Need an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawsuits can be filed for car accidents, workplace injuries, dog bites, and other forms of negligent harm. If someone else’s carelessness has cost you in medical bills, time off work, or pain and suffering, you may be able to sue for fair compensation.
Dealing with a personal injury can be overwhelming. You’re hurt and possibly hospitalized, your schedules are in shambles, your family may be overtaxing themselves to help out, and bills may be piling up. An Orange County personal injury lawyer from Hodes Milman can help alleviate the situation — we pursue the compensation you deserve, which frees up your time to heal in peace and regain control of your life.
We have years of experience representing clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. We know that every case is unique, and we are committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to each of our clients.
Our goal is to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially after an accident. We work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, take your case to trial to ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Our team is here to answer your questions, provide guidance, and advocate for your rights. Contact us at our Orange County offices by calling (949) 640-8222 to schedule a free, fully confidential consultation. The help you receive at Hodes Milman may be the relief you need to set your life back on track.
Notable Case Results from Hodes Milman
Our Orange County personal injury lawyers have secured numerous multi-million dollar case results for clients just like you, including $17.25 million for a misdiagnosis injury, $3.1 million for a man paralyzed due to an accident caused by faulty tires, and $300,000 for a dog attack that caused permanent facial scarring.
What Kind of Settlement Can an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney Help You Secure?
Types of compensation a personal injury attorney can help you secure includes:
- Medical expenses: This includes the cost of medical treatment, surgeries, medication, and therapy required to treat your injury, and for as long as your recovery takes.
- Lost wages: If your injury prevents you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you would have earned during that time, and job-related benefits like retirement contributions.
- Pain and suffering: This includes physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by your injury. Marital strife (loss of consortium) and stress on any children you may experience (family therapy needs) can also be accounted for here.
- Property damage: If your injury resulted from a car accident or other incident that damaged your property, you may be entitled to compensation for the repair or replacement of the damaged property.
- Punitive damages: In rare cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish the responsible party for their negligence or wrongdoing. Those fees are then awarded to you on top of the compensation you are already owed.
The exact amount of the settlement will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury, the impact of the injury on your daily life and work, and the liability of the responsible party.
In cases where an injury causes or contributes to your loved one’s passing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to help compensate for the loss of their financial support and unique companionship.
Your ultimate compensation amount depends greatly on the skill of the personal injury lawyer you choose to represent you. Reach out to the proven Orange County personal injury lawyers at Hodes Milman online or by phone at (949) 640-8222 — we can discuss your case details, our relevant experience, and the best path towards a satisfactory resolution for you and your family.
What Kinds of Cases Does an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?
At Hodes Milman, we serve the Southern California and Phoenix, AZ areas for the following types of personal injury claims:
Whether you were the driver, passenger, or pedestrian involved in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Brain injuries range in severity and can have devastating, long-term effects. Often expensive and complex, a brain injury can include anything from a concussion to a skull fracture and have symptoms such as vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. If you have suffered a head injury of any kind, you should seek medical attention immediately as well as legal guidance.
Burn injuries can be caused by thermal, electrical or chemical factors and be as mild as a first degree or as serious as a fourth degree. The American Burn Association reports that approximately 450,000 patients are seen each year at hospitals for burns. When a burn has gone untreated, the wound can worsen and create more complications.
Examples include falling injuries caused by a property owner’s negligence, dog bites, and worker accidents due to unsafe working materials or conditions.
If you were injured by a defective medical or retail product, a personal injury lawyer can help you hold the manufacturer or seller responsible for their negligence.
Sexual abuse occurs when any form of non-consensual or unwanted sexual conduct takes place. Both men and women can be subject to this kind of injury, as can elderly individuals in nursing homes and children at school or in social clubs. It can include acts such as derogatory name calling, sexual threats, and rape. Sexual assault can take place in various settings, including rideshare assaults and doctor sexual abuse.
Icy sidewalks, slick floors, and poorly designed walkways or parking lots are all common places for slip and fall incidents. While these incidents often seem non-severe, the impact of the head, or a joint such as the elbow or knee can have permanent effects.
Spinal cord injuries can also yield devastating outcomes, with some of the most serious cases leaving the victim paralyzed. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, more than 17,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries every year. If your injury was caused by another’s negligence, a lawsuit can help secure the funds needed for treatment.
When a person dies because of another’s negligence or misconduct, a wrongful death claim may be pursued. For these cases, a death must occur and it must be proven that it was a direct result of someone’s negligence or intent to cause harm.
These are just some of the types of incidents that the Orange County personal injury lawyers at Hodes Milman can litigate on your behalf. If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us at (949) 640-8222 for a free case evaluation — we may be able to help you right away.
What Does an Injury Attorney in Orange County Do For Your Case?
Here are some of the ways that an injury attorney can assist you with your case:
- Investigate the incident: An injury attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine who is liable for your injuries and gather evidence to support your claim.
- Assess damages: Your lawyer will consult with experts and evaluate the extent of your injuries and assess the damages you have suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
- Prepare and file legal documents: We manage all the necessary legal documents, such as pleadings and motions, needed to move your case forward. We also meet any and all deadlines associated with your case (see FAQs for more information on timelines).
- Negotiate with insurance companies: A personal injury attorney can negotiate with any insurance companies involved in your case to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that covers your losses and damages.
- Represent you in court: If the insurance companies or the opposing counsel will not agree to a fair settlement amount, the lawyers at Hodes Milman can take your case to trial and represent you before a judge or jury.
Overall, a qualified personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process, advocate for your rights, and maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. We do the work needed to secure the funds you deserve, thus reducing any unnecessary interruptions to your life after a serious injury.
Contact Experienced Orange County Injury Lawyers
After a serious personal injury, you have enough to do with recovering your health, resuming your work, and returning to your enjoyment of life. An experienced attorney can pursue legal action to secure the funds you’re owed with little-to-no effort on your behalf. The Orange County personal injury lawyers at Hodes Milman also work on a contingency fee basis — that means you don’t have to pay anything upfront to gain our efforts and resources. We only earn our fees if we win for you first.
At Hodes Milman, we believe that every client deserves personal attention and tailored legal representation. We will work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances, assess the damages you have suffered, and build a strong case to support your claim. We will keep you informed and involved throughout the process, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights and interests.
Contact us at our Orange County offices by calling (949) 640-8222. We are available to directly serve areas like the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside communities. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve and start on the road to recovery.
Personal Injury Lawyer — Orange County FAQs
What are the most common personal injury lawsuits in California?
Can I sue an individual or a company for personal injury in Orange County?
Yes, you can sue an individual or a company for personal injury if you have suffered harm due to their negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions.
To file a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer must prove that the individual or company owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty of care, and that breach caused your injuries. We must also demonstrate the extent of your damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
How long do personal injury cases take to resolve in California?
The timeline for personal injury cases in California can vary considerably, because every situation and the parties involved are different. Some cases could take as little as 4 months to settle, while some cases may take as much as two years to go through a full trial. Either way, the lawyers at Hodes Milman will be by your side until we bring your case to a satisfactory conclusion.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Orange County?
The statute of limitations for California personal injury claims is set by the California Code of Civil Procedure. It states that personal injury cases must be filed within 2 years from the date of injury, or 1 year from the discovery date of the injury if it was not apparent at the time (as may be in the case of surgical errors).
If you have questions about your case’s potential timeline or need immediate representation, contact our Orange County offices at (949) 640-8222 as soon as you are able. Your window for justice could be closing, so reach out to our offices right away.
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