ORANGE COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS, AUTO ACCIDENT LAW
Orange County California personal injury attorneys handle car accidents, auto
accidents, traffic collisions, motor vehicle accidents, serious auto injuries
and wrongful death. Orange County personal injury lawyers answer all of your car
accident law questions.
Welcome to our Orange County California car accident information and traffic law
site. An Orange County car accident attorney from our law firm will help you
through the complex maze of medical and legal issues that arise from car
accidents and traffic collisions. Orange County auto accidents and other motor
vehicle accidents are covered under a complex umbrella of California personal
injury negligence and liability laws designed to prevent harm and compensate
victims of traffic accidents for personal injuries sustained.
Orange County Car accident claims are managed under general negligence theory of
California law. California liability laws presume that everyone in society has a
duty to use reasonable care in their actions so as not to cause harm or injuries
to others. If someone (defendant) breaches that duty of due care by acting in an
unreasonable, unsafe manner, thereby causing damage to another (plaintiff), the
defendant will be responsible for all injuries and damages, both economic and
non-economic, suffered by plaintiff.
In a hypothetical, though typical, example of a California roadway accident, if
a negligent driver (defendant) was driving over the speed limit, or driving too
fast (unsafe) for conditions ( as a rainy, slippery roadway) and he loses
control of his automobile and hits a fence, then hits another vehicle and driver
(plaintiff), the defendant would be liable for all property damage caused,
including auto body damage as well as damage to the fence. Defendant will also
be liable for all personal injuries suffered by the plaintiff driver and any
plaintiff passengers in either vehicle. The defendant would be liable for
medical bills, any loss of wages, and pain and suffering of plaintiffs, among
In California, auto insurance is mandatory. However, the fact is that more than
25% of all drivers in California are uninsured motorists. In the event that you
are involved in a car accident with an underinsured or uninsured motorist, your
own auto liability policy may pay for your personal injuries and other
compensatory damages under your underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
Please consult with one of our Orange County car accident lawyers regarding the
specifics of your auto accident case for more details.
While most car accidents and "fender benders" are caused unintentionally by mere
negligence and momentary lack of attention, some are caused by seriously wanton
and reckless behavior, such as high speed reckless driving or drunk driving, or
"driving under the influence." Such reckless conduct is not only negligent, but
criminal. Over 60% of serious injury motor vehicle accidents are alcohol
related. Nearly 40% of traffic fatalities, wrongful death car accidents are
caused by drunk drivers. Additional California laws apply to accidental death,
affecting dependants and heirs of the victims of fatal car crashes. Heirs and
dependants of wrongful death victims may be entitled to loss of economic support
as well compensation for loss of moral support, companionship, or spousal
consortium. Please consult with one of our Orange County car accident attorneys
regarding your specific circumstances.
Every motor vehicle accident is different. Every set of damages, injuries and
losses is unique. Please call an Orange County personal injury lawyer from our
firm for a free consultation regarding your car accident. A California
personal injury attorney will advise you meticulously with regard to every
aspect of your California personal injury case. We look forward to assisting you
and working with you.
PLEASE CALL US FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION AT 714 835-4444
Attorneys Michael J. Dolan, Edward William
Lloyd, and Rhonda Nielsen each maintain their own private law practices. From
time to time, they associate on particular cases, as permitted under the
California Rules of Professional Conduct.