Huntington Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Huntington Beach
Everyone makes mistakes—but sometimes, those mistakes lead to devastating accidents and catastrophic injuries. Maybe you slipped and fell on a store’s wet floor, were bitten by an unleashed dog, or hit by a car while riding your bike. If someone else is responsible for your injury, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, the path to a fair settlement or jury award isn’t quick and easy. With the right legal representation by your side, you can fight for what’s fair.
Looking for the right Huntington Beach personal injury lawyer to support you through this process? It’s time to talk to the team at Hicks Law Firm. Give us a call at 949-541-9944 to set up a meeting to discuss your legal options.
What to Do After an Injury
Everything you do after a personal injury has the power to impact your case. We recommend:
Reporting the accident: Documentation is everything when it comes to personal injury claims. The appropriate party depends on the type of accident you were involved in. If you were hit by a car, you’ll reach out to the Huntington Beach Police Department. A dog bite must be reported to Orange County Animal Control. If you were injured at a store or place of business, contact management and fill out an incident report.
Gathering time-sensitive evidence: This includes photos, video footage, and eyewitness contact information. This is the best window of time to gather crucial evidence, so don’t waste it.
Seeking medical care: Local facilities like Huntington Beach Urgent Care, Xpress Urgent Care, and Huntington Beach Hospital are all options to consider.
Talking to a personal injury lawyer in Huntington Beach: The sooner you start your personal injury claim, the sooner you can start working toward full and fair compensation. Let’s sit down and make a plan.
The Personal Injury Cases We Take
Proving Liability and Pursuing Compensation
To get the compensation you deserve, you’ll need to prove the other party’s liability. This involves showing that they owed you a duty of care, that they were negligent in upholding that duty, and that their negligence caused your injury.
What does negligence mean in this scenario? Negligence is failing to take reasonable steps to prevent injury to another person. Taking it one step further, someone may be negligent if they do something a reasonable person would not do in the same situation or if they fail to do something that a reasonable person would do in that situation.
Once we’ve proven liability and cataloged your damages, we’ll move on to demanding compensation from the other party’s insurance company. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including medical bills, travel to and from appointments, parking fees, and adaptive equipment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Why You Should Choose Hicks Law Firm
Choosing the right law firm for your personal injury case can make a huge difference in how much compensation you receive—or even if you receive compensation. It’s crucial to choose an attorney with trial experience. Most personal injury claims settle out of court, so victims often think that it doesn’t matter if their attorney is trial-tested.
This simply isn’t the case. Insurance companies in any given area know the personal injury lawyers of that area and what they’re capable of. They know which attorneys churn and burn through as many cases as possible, accepting low settlements in exchange for a high volume of cases. They know which attorneys have never been to trial and don’t have the confidence needed to take a case to trial. They also know which lawyers have proven themselves in court and have the capacity to cost them much more money in the courtroom.
The team at Hicks Law Firm has secured massive awards for clients, both through negotiations and in the courtroom. If you want a lawyer that will investigate your claim thoroughly, gather the evidence needed to win at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, and fight for every dollar you deserve, Hicks Law Firm is the right choice for you.
Get Started Now—Contact Hicks Law Firm
When you are ready to take the first step in your personal injury claim, we’re here to help you get the ball rolling. Schedule your free case evaluation now by reaching out online or calling us at 949-541-9944.