Orange County Personal Injury Attorney
Strong Representation for Accident Victims
When you have been injured due to the negligent actions or inactions of another person, it can be one of the most devastating and difficult things to experience for both you and your family. When you are faced with serious injuries that could take weeks, months or years to heal, you can't help but wonder about your future. Being able to work is vital – if you can't support yourself and your family, how are you supposed to be able to continue living in the manner to which you have become accustomed? If you have children, who will take care of them and ensure that they receive everything they need? These are all very valid questions. With the help of an Orange County personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you can receive the assistance that you need.
Types of Cases We Handle
The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman handles a number of different types of cases. One of the most common is car accidents. Far too often, motor vehicle accident victims go without the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. This could be because the insurance company failed to find all the necessary areas for compensation, liability is wrongfully being shifted onto you or even because your auto insurance claim was outright denied. Our firm is skilled in investigating this type of claim as well as other motor vehicle accidents such as
motorcycle accidents and
drunk driver accidents.
This firm also deals with cases of professional negligence, such as medical malpractice. Your doctor has the responsibility to care for you. Your health is essentially in their hands. When they fail to meet medical industry standards and you or a loved one are harmed as a result, legal representation should be sought to bring a lawsuit against the negligent practitioner. In the worst cases of negligence or carelessness, the victim dies. While nothing can completely undo this level of tragedy, the firm does have the experience needed to file a
wrongful death claim for compensation.
Compensation You Could Recover
The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends almost entirely on the type of accident you were involved in and the extent of the damage. Taking this into consideration, an attorney can then estimate a recovery amount and fight to see that you secure it. There are a few different categories of damages you could recover by way of a personal injury claim, mainly economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages would be the amount to cover the cost of actual damages. For example, if you were injured and your medical expenses totaled $5,000, your attorney could fight to secure that $5,000. Noneconomic damages are those that cover the cost of emotional damage and other results of the accident that are not easily quantifiable by a dollar amount. There are also punitive damages which are typically only awarded in serious injury cases (gross negligence) as a form of punishment to the defendant. Listed below are some specific examples of claims for compensation:
- Medical bills
- Hospitalization costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Surgery bills
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Take the next step. Call The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman!
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, know that you only have two years from the date of the accident (or the date that the injury was discovered) to seek legal representation. This is called the statute of limitations. Although you have two years, it is always better to involve an attorney sooner rather than later. The time immediately after a case is vital, because important evidence can be procured and the accident will be fresh in your mind. This firm provides free consultations for those interested in personal injury representation. Contact an Orange County personal injury lawyer from the firm today!