Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyer

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Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyer

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Anytime a person is injured due to the careless or negligent actions of other individuals, businesses, or entities, they deserve compensation. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers or at-fault parties refuse to offer fair settlements. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are here to help if you need a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling complex injury claims in Santa Ana and throughout the state of California. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate what happened and help injury victims secure the compensation they are entitled to.

Why Choose DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo?

  • At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we have a track record of success that we are proud of. Our team has been helping personal injury victims in California for more than 30 years period
  • We strive to provide a client-centered approach to every case that we take. This means that clients receive personalized attention from their attorneys throughout the entirety of their claims.
  • Our law firm takes Santa Ana personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

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Why Do I Need a Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorney for My Case?

A skilled personal injury lawyer in Santa Ana is going to be incredibly beneficial for victims. The role of an attorney is multifaceted, and they will make sure that injury victims have an advocate by their side to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties. A lawyer can use their resources and experience to uncover any evidence needed to prove liability for the injury. This can include:

  • Photographs were taken at the scene of the incident
  • Video surveillance captured frames
  • Accident reports related to the incident
  • Eyewitness statements

The types of evidence gathered by an attorney will vary in these situations and depend on the cause of the actual injury. When an attorney is gathering evidence, they will also ensure that their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can treat the injuries and help properly calculate total losses. After gathering all of the necessary documentation and evidence, an attorney will vigorously negotiate with other parties involved in an effort to reach a fair out-of-court settlement on behalf of their client. However, an attorney will be ready to take the case to trial if necessary.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Santa Ana

At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Santa Ana personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping injury victims secure the compensation they are entitled to. We regularly help clients who have been injured due to the following:

Most Common Injuries That We Help Santa Ana Injury Victims With

Our attorneys have helped injury victims secure compensation after they have sustained a wide array of injuries. Our legal team has experience helping clients who have suffered the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Burns injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Amputations or crush injuries

Our attorneys also know that injury victims in Santa Ana are also likely to sustain emotional and psychological trauma along with the physical injuries mentioned above. This can include having feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear after an injury, as well as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our attorneys strive to recover compensation for all of our client’s injuries. This includes their physical injuries as well as their unseen emotional and psychological injuries.

What if You Are Partially Responsible For Your Injuries?

Did you know that you can recover compensation for an injury even if you are partially to blame for the incident? California operates under what is called a “pure comparative fault” system. This means that individuals can recover compensation even if they are up to 99% responsible for causing their own injuries. This is different from how other states handle partial thought, where individuals typically cannot recover compensation if they are 50% or 51% or more responsible for their injury.

However, there is a caveat to the pure comparative negligence system. The amount of compensation individuals can receive will be reduced based on their percentage of fault. For example, if an individual sustains $1 million worth of medical bills and property damage expenses as a result of a commercial motor vehicle crash, but a jury determines that the injury victim was 20% responsible for the incident because of a faulty brake light, this would reduce the compensation to $800,000 instead of the full $1 million.

We do want to caution that insurance carriers and at-fault parties use this partial fault system to try and limit how much money they payout in a settlement. If they can cast doubt as to who actually caused the incident, this means that they pay less compensation. That is why it is crucial to work with a skilled Santa Ana personal injury lawyer who can combat any allegations of partial fault and make sure that you recover more compensation for your losses.

How Can You Afford a Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyer?

Even if you think you are not able to afford an attorney after a personal injury occurs, you will likely be able to do so. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our team handles personal injury claims in Santa Ana on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients do not have to pay anything as their case is ongoing. This means no upfront costs and no out-of-pocket expenses. Our clients only pay legal fees after we successfully recover compensation for their losses, whether through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury jury verdict. If we do not win, our clients do not pay anything.

Steps To Take After a Personal Injury Occurs

There are various steps that you can take after an injury occurs that could help recover more compensation for your claim.

  1. Medical treatment. Not only is it crucial for you to seek immediate medical care after an injury occurs, but you should also continue care until your doctor says you no longer need medical treatment. If you do not seek immediate medical care, and if you choose to discontinue care before a doctor recommends doing so, this could seriously jeopardize your claim.
  2. Gather and keep evidence. We always encourage individuals to gather evidence at the scene of the incident if they are able to do so, including photographs of the damage, injuries, causes of the incident, and more. However, more evidence may come to light in the days and weeks that follow the incident, such as video surveillance, statements from eyewitnesses, and more. We encourage you to gather and hold on to as much evidence as possible. Hand over any possible evidence to your attorney.
  3. Limit conversations with insurance carriers. Insurance carriers have one goal in mind, and that is to limit how much money they payout in a settlement. Insurance claims adjusters are very good at getting individuals to say things that they should not say, including statements that could jeopardize the claim. We encourage you to refer any questions from insurance carriers to your attorney.
  4. Stay off of social media. As tempting as it can be to post about your injury on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, you need to refrain from doing so. Anything that you post about the injury could be used by other parties involved to limit the compensation you are due.

What is the Santa Ana Statute of Limitations For a Personal Injury Case?

Injury victims in Santa Ana need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in California is two years from the date an injury occurs. If a victim fails to file a lawsuit within this timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses. However, this two-year deadline has no bearing on any deadlines put in place by insurance carriers. It is crucial to file an injury claim with any insurance carriers involved within a day or two after the incident occurs. Failing to do so could result in the carrier delaying or denying the claim.

How Much is My Santa Ana Personal Injury Case Worth?

Injury victims in Santa Ana should be able to recover various types of compensation. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our attorneys are regularly able to secure the following types of economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of our clients:

  • Full compensation of medical expenses related to the injury
  • Coverage of physical therapy or habilitation
  • Compensation for prescription medications and medical devices
  • Lost wages if a victim cannot work
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Property damage expenses (if applicable)

There is no set amount of money available to personal injury victims in Santa Ana. Rather, the total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding each particular claim. Some of the factors that can affect compensation amounts include the severity of the injuries, the length of the victim’s recovery time, and whether or not there was any shared fault for the incident.

Call Our Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyers Today For a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another party in Santa Ana or the surrounding areas, reach out to DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for legal representation as soon as possible. Our injury lawyers in Orange County have decades of legal experience handling complex personal injury claims throughout California. We understand what it takes to help victims secure complete compensation for their losses, including coverage of their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation and legal advice by clicking here or calling us at (714) 783-2205.

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