Irvine Personal Injury Lawyer
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Irvine, CA
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or malice, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost income, and other damages—but how do you get the compensation you deserve?
Navigating the legal system can be intimidating, especially if you’re still grappling with the effects of your injuries. That’s where the Irvine personal injury lawyers at Hicks Law Firm step in to help. Call us at 949-541-9944 and set up a consultation now.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
At Hicks Law Firm, we’re dedicated to helping victims like you get the compensation they are owed. We know how hard insurance companies fight against full and fair compensation, and we’re committed to evening the playing field. Some of the tasks we take on include:
Helping you understand your legal rights: If you have already been in contact with the other party’s insurance company, you may be confused about what options you do and do not have. They are good at convincing victims that they have limited options and that hiring an attorney won’t help them maximize those options. We’ll explain the entire process from start to finish, possible outcomes, and our recommendations.
Collecting evidence: Evidence is king in an Irvine personal injury claim, and we’ll gather all the relevant evidence swiftly and begin analyzing it. Important evidence may include photos and video footage from the scene of your accident, eyewitness statements, expert witness testimony, and your medical records.
Handling negotiations: Most personal injury claims are settled out of court, since this saves both sides time, money, and effort. We’re prepared to fight aggressively for every dollar you’re owed—and since insurance companies have spent decades learning how best to cheat victims out of fair compensation, you’ll definitely want a lawyer who’s ready to advocate for you.
Taking your case to court: Not every personal injury case can be settled in negotiations. If the insurance company refuses to pay what you deserve, we’ll take the fight to the courtroom and represent you in front of a judge.
We Take a Wide Range of Irvine Personal Injury Cases
Our team has extensive experience with a variety of personal injury claims, including:
Protecting Yourself and Your Claim After an Injury
The hours and days immediately after a personal injury are very important, not just for your personal injury claim but also for your physical health. Take some time immediately after the incident to report it to the proper authorities. In many cases, this is the Irvine Police Department. However, in other situations it may be City of Irvine Animal Services, a homeowner, or an onsite manager or supervisor.
You should also prioritize seeking prompt medical care. There are many options in this area, including Irvine Urgent Care, Irvine Woodbridge Walk-In Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente Orange County, and Hoag Hospital Irvine. Keep copies of any paperwork you receive and provide them to your attorney.
From there, talk to a personal injury lawyer in Irvine. For best results, do this before you talk to the other party’s insurance company. The more you talk to their insurance adjuster, the more likely you are to do something that could hurt your claim. Once you have an attorney, you can let them talk to the insurance company on your behalf.
Pursuing Full and Fair Compensation
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the amount of evidence you have, the skill level of your attorney, and the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to many types of compensation. Available compensation may include:
- Medical expenses, such as medical bills, the cost of getting to and from appointments, adaptive equipment, physical therapy, and occupational therapy
- Lost wages and, in some cases, lost future income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
California also allows victims to receive punitive damages in rare circumstances. While other forms of compensation are intended to make the victim whole, punitive damages aim to punish the liable party for grossly negligent or malicious behavior.
Take the First Step and Contact Hicks Law Firm Now
Hicks Law Firm is here to help you navigate your legal options and pursue the fair compensation you are owed. Let’s talk about your accident and your next steps. Just reach out online or call us at 949-541-9944 to get started.