Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
It only takes a moment for an accident to change the course of your life. If you have been injured and do not know where to turn, it is time to get in touch with an Orange County personal injury lawyer.
Established in 1979, DeWitt Algorri & Algorri has been representing clients across southern California in all areas of personal injury. With a track record of successful verdicts and settlements, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism and care.
Making a timely injury claim regarding a personal injury claim is critical to the success of your matter. Insurance companies often use lags in time to destroy evidence, or poke holes in the legitimacy and severity of your claim. The first few days after a tragedy are an important footrace against insurance companies to obtain evidence necessary for you to get justice. It’s critical for you to contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or file a claim now here. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury matters throughout California since 1979 – we are the BIG GUNS that other law firms call when they need an experienced and consistently successful firm.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Personal injury claims are based on accidents and situations where one person is physically or emotionally injured because of someone else’s negligent actions. If you have been harmed, you may have been involved in one of the following situations:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Plane, Train and Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Bar Fights & Negligent Security
- Slip & Fall / Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Bad Faith Insurance (improper claims denial, low-ball settlement offers)
While the list above includes some of the most common cases we encounter, it is by no means comprehensive. No matter what type of accident or incident you have been involved in, our attorneys are here to evaluate your claim and help you determine how best to proceed based on your unique circumstances.
Understand Your Rights After an Accident in Orange County
If you have been involved in an accident that someone else caused and are now suffering the consequences, it is imperative to understand your rights. Our California attorneys are ready to help you understand your options and the benefits of pursuing a personal injury claim.
No matter what type of accident you were injured in, you likely suffer from physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses. When you work with an Orange County attorney, you will have the opportunity to seek monetary compensation for your losses to get your life back in order faster.
The sooner you file your personal injury claim, the better. As time passes, evidence deteriorates and memories fade. Your claim is subject to a California statute of limitations law that limits the amount of time you have to pursue your case in court. Failure to file in time will render you ineligible for recovery.
How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim Compensation
While you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim on your own, it is essential to understand the benefits of working with a law firm. When you seek legal guidance from an Orange County personal injury attorney from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, we will properly value your claim. You will have the opportunity to recover as fully as possible from your accident. To come up with a comprehensive valuation, we will consider your economic and noneconomic losses, as well as the possibility of punitive damages.
Sometimes referred to as special losses, economic damages cover specific costs incurred as a result of a personal injury. The most common examples include medical bills and lost wages.
To calculate your economic damages, your attorney will start by collecting hospital and doctor bills related to your accidents, as well as documentation indicating lost wages. They will also consider the future costs of medical care and lost earnings.
Noneconomic damages, also known as general damages, are not as quickly calculated as those considered economic. They cover losses related to pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and disfigurement.
In order to determine a fair noneconomic damages valuation, you and your attorney will assess the impact the accident has had on your life. Noneconomic damages vary widely from case to case. However, claims resulting from more severe accidents, particularly those involving permanent disability or death, are likely to be valued higher.
Punitive damages are not awarded often, as they serve to punish the negligent party for malice, oppression, or fraud. Plaintiffs are most often deemed eligible for punitive damages when the defendant was intentionally harmful or reckless. If you think punitive damages could apply to your claim, our attorneys can help you seek full and fair compensation for your losses.
Contact an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
With over six decades of combined experience in personal injury law, our lawyers are well-versed in a multitude of cases. The sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the more time we will have to build a strong claim on your behalf that proves you are owed compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact a lawyer from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options.