Personal Injury

Personal Injury

California’s Premier Litigation Law Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyer in Orange County

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  • In personal injury law, complex cases such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, and wrongful death claims require detailed attention to insurance coverage and proof of damages to ensure no compensation source is overlooked.
  • Types of personal injury cases include car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents, as well as slip-and-fall incidents, product liability claims, and dog bites, each presenting unique challenges and requiring specialized legal expertise.
  • Key evidence in personal injury claims encompasses medical records, photographs/videos of the incident, witness statements, expert testimony, police reports, personal pain diaries, and incident reports, all crucial for establishing the claim’s validity and extent of damages.
  • Callahan & Blaine, a distinguished law firm, leverages its experience in complex business litigation to handle personal injury cases, achieving significant verdicts and settlements, including a record-setting $50 million settlement in a major case.
  • Contact Callahan & Blaine today at 714-241-4444 or fill out a contact form for a consultation—because your case deserves the best.

Callahan & Blaine was established in 1984 as a law firm focused on the resolution of complex disputes through superior litigation skills: pleading, discovery, depositions, law and motion, negotiation, and trial advocacy. First applied primarily to complex business litigation and corporate cases, for the last 15 years, our Orange County personal injury attorneys now have applied our exceptional trial and litigation skills on behalf of clients in Southern California and the United States in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. We are California’s Premier Personal Injury Litigation Firm.

One of our recent settlements—a $50 million settlement in a complex municipal liability case—set the record as the highest personal injury settlement in the history of the United States. Our more than 20 highly experienced trial and litigation attorneys and our extensive experience with the litigation and trial of complex business matters provide Callahan & Blaine a huge advantage in personal injury cases. Callahan & Blaine is recognized nationally for winning the most complex and difficult cases, including the highest jury verdict in Orange County history, $934 million.

If your personal injury or wrongful death claim involves damages in the millions, difficult insurance coverage issues, or complex projections of future treatment or life assistance needs on disputed facts, contact Callahan & Blaine in Orange County for an initial consultation about your litigation options. You will find that there are many advantages to working with trial attorneys with a national reputation for excellence in civil litigation. Whether you need an Irvine personal injury attorneySanta Ana personal injury lawyer, or a Newport Beach personal injury attorney, Callahan & Blaine can help.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

We use our experience with the demands of complex business litigation to inform our personal injury practice on the most challenging cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, or California wrongful death claims. We hold the record for the highest personal injury settlement in U.S. history*—$50 million in 2007 on behalf of two women who suffered quadriplegia when struck by a driver in a bicycle lane.

Our careful attention to detail in the identification of insurance coverage and the proof of damages in complex injury claims means that no potential source of compensation will be overlooked in developing your lawsuit. In the worst injury cases, it can be difficult to find a defendant whose coverage is adequate for your losses.

In the last five years alone, our personal injury attorneys in Orange County have won more than $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements in complex civil claims. We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Southern California in cases involving:

  • Car accidents: Injuries resulting from collisions, rear-end accidents, hit-and-run incidents, and other types of car accidents.
  • Truck accidents: Complex cases involving commercial trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers often result in severe injuries due to these vehicles’ powerful size and weight.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Representing motorcyclists injured due to negligent drivers, road hazards, or defective equipment.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Advocating for individuals injured while walking, jogging, or crossing the street, particularly in cases involving distracted or reckless drivers.
  • Bicycle accidents: Assisting cyclists who have been hit by vehicles or injured due to poor road conditions or other hazards.
  • Slip-and-fall Accidents:  Cases involving injuries sustained on public or private property due to hazardous conditions such as wet and uneven surfaces or poor lighting.
  • Product liability: Holding manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for damages caused by defective or dangerous products.
  • Dog bites: Legal assistance for individuals injured by dog bites or other animal attacks, focusing on the owner’s liability.

Our Orange County personal injury lawyer’s ability to apply broad litigation strategies and focused investigation and discovery tactics characteristic of complex business litigation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

7 Types of Evidence Needed in a Personal Injury Claim

At Callahan & Blaine, we understand that the success of a personal injury claim greatly depends on the quality and quantity of evidence presented. Strong evidence not only supports the validity of your claim but also helps in accurately determining the extent of your damages and the compensation you deserve.

The following are key types of evidence essential in personal injury claims:

  1. Medical records and reports: Comprehensive documentation of your injuries is paramount. This includes initial medical reports, treatment records, prescriptions, X-rays, MRIs, and any other relevant medical documentation that provides details about your injuries and treatment.
  2. Photographs and videos: Visual evidence of your accident, injuries, and property damage can be compelling. Photos and videos can help establish the cause of the accident and the severity of the damage.
  3. Witness statements: Testimonies from people who observed the incident can corroborate your account of the event. Witness statements can provide an objective perspective on how the accident occurred and the impact it had.
  4. Expert testimony: In some cases, expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, or vocational experts may be required to provide specialized knowledge that supports your claim.
  5. Police reports: If law enforcement was involved after the accident, their reports could provide an official description of the accident scene, including any citations or violations of law.
  6. Pain journal: Keeping a personal diary that chronicles your recovery, the pain you experience, and how the injury affects your daily life can be a powerful piece of evidence to demonstrate the impact of the injury on your quality of life.
  7. Incident reports: If the accident occurred at a business or public place, an incident report filed with the property owner can serve as additional evidence.

Our experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys at Callahan & Blaine can guide you through the process of gathering the necessary evidence and provide the legal support you need to strengthen your case.

Recoverable Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

Our Orange County personal injury lawyers are here to help clients in Orange County and surrounding areas understand their legal rights and the compensation they may seek under the law. If you have suffered injuries due to negligence, you may be able to recover various types of compensation, restoring your financial well-being to what it would have been if the injury had not occurred.

The following are common types of recoverable compensation in a successful personal injury claim:

  • Medical expenses: This includes compensation for present and future medical costs associated with your injuries, such as hospital bills, prescription medication, physical therapy, medical equipment, and any ongoing rehabilitation costs.
  • Lost wages: If injuries prevented you from returning to work, you may recover compensation for the wages you would have earned during that period, including the loss of earning capacity if your ability to work and earn a salary has been permanently affected.
  • Pain and suffering: This type of compensation is awarded for the physical pain and emotional trauma suffered as a result of injuries. It includes compensation for any ongoing discomfort, anxiety, stress, and the overall impact on your quality of life.
  • Property damages: If your property was damaged, such as your vehicle, you can be compensated for repair or replacement costs.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: If injuries keep you from enjoying day-to-day activities or hobbies that you participated in before the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of Consortium: When an injury impacts your relationship with your spouse or partner, damages may be awarded for loss of companionship and support.
  • Punitive Damages: In rare cases where the opposing party’s actions or inactions were particularly egregious or reckless, punitive damages may be awarded, intending to punish the opposing party and deter similar conduct in the future.

It is important to note that each personal injury case is unique, and the type and amount of compensation you may recover depend on the specifics of your case. At Callahan & Blaine, our experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys are dedicated to evaluating your case thoroughly and advocating for the full compensation you deserve.

Speak With the Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Today

As California’s Premier Personal Injury Litigation Firm, Callahan & Blaine’s track record speaks volumes, including a record-setting $50 million settlement in a complex municipal liability case and the highest jury verdict in Orange County history at $934 million. Our team of over 20 highly skilled trial and litigation attorneys brings a wealth of experience, especially in handling complex and challenging cases. From car and truck accidents to traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death claims, our meticulous approach ensures no stone is left unturned. We pride ourselves on our ability to uncover every potential source of compensation and apply sophisticated strategies typically reserved for high-stakes business litigation.

Trust us to navigate the complexities of your case and to fight tirelessly for the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Callahan & Blaine today at 714-241-4444 or fill out a contact form for a consultation—because your case deserves the best.

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