Liability and compensation are the two issues that often need legal attention after auto accidents.
If you or a dear one in your family has suffered serious injuries in an accident in Orange County, it is impossible to attend to legal formalities while you are injured, depressed, preoccupied with your recovery, and more importantly, dealing with unexpected monetary outflows. Reach out to a skillful Orange County auto accident attorney who can help you with all legal aspects of your case and win you the compensation you deserve.
Determining who was at fault for the accident is often the first step after receiving immediate medical care. Road rules in California are complex and you or the other driver may be liable if either of you caused the accident while violating traffic laws. Liability based on the violation of traffic laws is common, though it always has to be explained how the violation contributed to the accident.
Since it is rare for one party to be completely at fault, California follows the law of comparative fault. Hence the percentage of liability of the parties involved can vary. After determining the liability and comparative fault in a case, the party determined to be most negligent may owe compensation to an injured party for damages, including:
• Medical treatment
• Property damage
• Loss of wages
• Pain and suffering
• Punitive damages
If you are injured in a crash, an experienced and capable auto accident lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive.