Anaheim Car Accident Lawyer
An accident can happen to anyone at any time. Not everyone is prepared for the possibility of an accident, but it’s what you do afterward that truly matters. By reaching out to the skilled personal injury team at Ellis Injury Law, you can improve your chances of successfully securing maximum compensation for your losses. With over 25 years of winning lawsuits and more than $350 million secured for our clients, our injury team is the leader in Southern California.
Common types of accident injuries
Motor vehicles and other types of accidents can injure any part of the body. At Ellis Injury Law, some of the accident injuries we see include the following:
- Bone fractures
- Contusions and lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Herniated discs
- Joint dislocation
- Facial trauma
In addition, our team provides compassionate legal guidance for accident victims with catastrophic injuries. These include brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis.
After an accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately, even if you aren’t sure whether you’re seriously injured. This is because the adrenaline of a car crash can mask the symptoms of injuries like internal organ damage. Furthermore, other injuries, such as whiplash, can have a delayed onset. You may be more seriously injured than you initially think. Another reason why it’s important to seek immediate medical attention is that if you do not, the at-fault party may allege that something other than the accident caused your injuries. Your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will use your medical records to substantiate your claim.
How much is an accident lawsuit worth?
It can be difficult to accurately assess the value of an accident lawsuit. However, your lawyer may be able to give you a ballpark figure after carefully reviewing your losses. In general, accident victims can expect to be compensated for their economic (objectively calculable) losses. These include the following:
- Cost of hospitalization and surgeries
- Anesthesia and other medications
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Durable medical equipment
- Necessary home modifications
- Home health aides
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
In addition, some accident victims may sue for non-economic damages. These are subjective losses that aren’t easily calculated. They include pain and suffering, and emotional anguish. In general, the more severe the physical injuries are, the greater the non-economic damages will be, and even more so in the case of wrongful death. In addition, victims with partial or total permanent disabilities may expect to receive substantial compensation.
To improve your chances of securing maximum compensation for your losses, it’s important to follow your lawyer’s instructions carefully. Keep updated records regarding all financial expenses related to the accident, including your missed time at work. Make detailed notes about your recovery, including how your symptoms affect your daily life and what your pain level is like. Your lawyer will need as much information as you can provide to successfully negotiate or litigate your claim.
Consult the Anaheim accident lawyers
The aftermath of a serious accident can be a confusing, stressful time. You need reliable legal guidance. At Ellis Injury Law, our Los Angeles accident lawyers offer free initial consultations to individuals who have sustained injuries in accidents that may have been caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Contact our Southern California law office today for a free consult.