If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, retaining experienced and skilled legal representation can help you get the justice and legal remedies that you deserve. At Abuershaid Lee and Le, Trial Lawyers, APC, we understand the importance of securing financial compensation after a personal injury and its role in helping you recover from your injuries and damages.
Our Fullerton personal injury team takes a collaborative approach to our legal representation. We put our injured clients first and pursue maximum compensation in every case. We know that the physical recovery process is only a portion of the challenges you may be facing after an injury accident. Our compassionate lawyers are dedicated to supporting our injured clients and advocating for their legal rights.
Our Fullerton Personal Injury Practice
- We have decades of experience representing injured clients, and we know that they often face physical, emotional, and financial struggles after an accident. We take our cases on contingency so that you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until you have been compensated for your personal injury claim.
- Unlike many personal injury lawyers, we are not afraid of taking our claims to trial when it benefits our clients. We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for our clients, and we never encourage them to accept unfair settlement offers just to avoid a trial.
- Our attorneys have a diverse background of legal experience, and we have the resources to handle any type of personal injury claim. We offer free consultations and will provide you with a straightforward case analysis and evaluation.
Personal Injury Compensation
Our clients often ask us how much their personal injury claims are worth. All claims are different, and there is no way to place a value on your claim until we know more about your accident and resulting injuries. Typically, your compensation is based on the severity of your injuries and how those injuries have impacted you emotionally, physically, and financially.
Economic damages are the losses that you have sustained that have an actual monetary value. Medical care, such as ambulance bills, travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments, and hospital bills, are recoverable economic damages. Lost income and property damage are other examples of economic damages.
Noneconomic damages are more difficult to calculate because they do not have an assigned monetary value. These damages are frequently referred to as pain and suffering compensation. In general, pain and suffering can include many different types of damages, such as mental anguish, disability and disfigurement, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded as well.
Proving Your Claim
To succeed in a personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that someone’s wrongful conduct caused the accident that resulted in your injuries and damages. Most injury claims are based on a negligence theory. To prove that the defendant was negligent, your attorney will gather evidence to establish the following legal elements:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed you a duty of care. In general, people have a duty to act in a reasonable manner to avoid preventable accidents. For example, if you were injured on someone else’s property, you would argue that they had a duty to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions that could harm visitors and guests.
- Breach of duty: The defendant breached that duty of care. You will provide evidence to show that the defendant’s conduct was unreasonable, resulting in a breach of his or her duty of care.
- Injuries: You suffered injuries and damages. It is necessary to prove that not only did the defendant breach a duty of care, but also that you suffered actual losses. Examples of losses include physical injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.
- Causation: The defendant’s breach caused your injuries and damages. In other words, but for the defendant’s unreasonable conduct, you would not have been injured.
Preparing Your Case for Trial
As soon as we take on a new personal injury claim, we begin preparing the case for trial. Although we do settle many of our injury claims, there are several reasons that it is important to ensure that your case is trial-ready. Your case may be resolved at any point during the legal process. Some cases settle before a claim is even filed, while other claims do not settle until the day before trial.
When your case is fully prepared for litigation, you will not feel pressure to accept a settlement that does not adequately compensate you for your losses. When preparing your case, our attorneys conduct thorough investigations. We gather important evidence that we know about, such as medical records and accident reports. We also investigate to discover new supporting evidence that we did not know existed before our investigation.
When you have a strong case, defendants and their insurance companies are under pressure to maximize their settlement offers. It is expensive to defend a personal injury claim, and when insurance companies know that you are likely to succeed at trial, they try to avoid litigation costs by increasing their settlement offers.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
As mentioned above, our attorneys have extensive personal injury experience, and we can handle any type of personal injury claim. Some of the most common types of injury claims we take on include the following:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Commercial vehicle and mass transportation accidents
- Pedestrian and bicyclist injuries
- Dog bites, slip and falls, and other types of premises liability claims
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a personal injury accident, contact an attorney at Abuershaid Lee and Le, Trial Lawyers, APC, for a free consultation. We will discuss your case and provide you with a no-obligation case evaluation. After an injury caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct, it is crucial to understand your rights and pursue the compensation that you deserve.