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A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Potentially liable parties: Depending on the specific details of your accident, potentially liable parties may include other drivers, pedestrians, manufacturers, mechanics, or government agencies.
  • Proving negligence: Once a liable party is identified, our Callahan & Blaine lawyers gather clear and convincing evidence to prove they neglected their duty of care and caused the accident and your injuries.
  • Types of compensation: You may recover various damages, including economic (like medical expenses and lost wages), non-economic (such as pain and suffering), and punitive damages in cases of gross negligence.
  • How a lawyer can help: Callahan & Blaine offers significant benefits, including proven settlement results, extensive trial experience, and deep insurance knowledge, all contributing to the effective handling of complex car accident claims and aiding clients’ recovery.
  • Reach out to us for a consultation by filling out our contact form or calling us at (714) 241-4444.

When you drive in Orange County, you trust other drivers to operate their vehicles carefully and responsibly by following traffic laws, paying attention, and avoiding distractions. Unfortunately, many drivers neglect this duty and cause accidents and serious injuries. These crashes are common in California, with 55,071 police-reported crashes on state highways. If you have been hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own, our seasoned Orange County car accident lawyers at Callahan & Blaine are here to help.

We understand the difficulties of recovering from car accident injuries, so we handle every aspect of your claim with a comprehensive, thorough approach. Every member of our robust team has at least eight years of experience, giving us the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to achieve the compensation you deserve. With a proven track record of successful verdicts, including the largest in Orange County history worth $934 million, you can rely on us to negotiate with insurance companies and take your claim to court if necessary.

Who May Be Liable in an Orange County Car Accident?

Car accidents often happen quickly and may involve multiple parties, so it can be challenging to know whose negligence caused the accident and your injuries. Our detail-oriented Orange County car accident lawyers conduct a detailed investigation to identify an at-fault party, which may include the following:

  • Another driver: Another driver may be liable for the accident by driving recklessly, failing to follow traffic laws, or driving under the influence.
  • Pedestrian or bicyclist: If a pedestrian or bicyclist fails to follow signals or pulls out in front of your vehicle without giving you time to stop, they may be responsible.
  • Manufacturer: Defective parts can malfunction and cause brake failure or other issues that result in an accident. In these cases, the manufacturer may be held accountable.
  • Mechanic: If a driver took their car to a mechanic who failed to fix the issue or caused other damage, the mechanic may be liable for a resulting accident.
  • Property owner or government agency: Property owners or government agencies may be responsible for an accident if they fail to maintain their roads and clear them of debris.

Once we determine who is responsible for the collision, we gather and analyze evidence, such as medical records, police reports, traffic and security camera footage, and witness testimony to prove their negligence directly caused the accident and your injuries. Because California is an at-fault state requiring victims to seek compensation through the liable party’s insurance, seeking legal help is crucial to ensure evidence is not lost and negligence is clearly demonstrated.

3 Types of Damages You May Recover After a California Car Accident

Whether you were involved in a rear-end collision or multi-vehicle collision, injuries from a car accident can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on your life. These losses deserve recognition and reimbursement, so our dedicated Orange County car accident lawyers aggressively advocate for maximum compensation, which may include the following types of damages:


Economic damages are those with a tangible, monetary value, such as medical expenses, lost wages from missed work, and property damages. We calculate these damages by reviewing your medical records, receipts, invoices, tax returns, and pay stubs.


Unlike economic damages, non-economic losses refer to those with no monetary value, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. Our knowledgeable car accident lawyers in Orange County determine the value of these damages by understanding how your injuries have made you feel and how they have affected your psychological well-being.


If the at-fault party was grossly negligent or willfully committed wrongdoing, you may receive punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish the liable party and discourage them from repeating their behavior.

Why Hire a Lawyer to Help With Your Orange County Car Accident Claim?

The aftermath of a Los Angeles car accident can be overwhelming, but with the help of a trusted Orange County car accident lawyer at Callahan & Blaine, you do not have to handle it alone. With our complete, unmatched legal services and 40 years of experience, you can focus on recovery while we effectively manage every element of your claim. Additionally, working with our team can benefit your claim in the following ways:

  • Proven results: We have secured several multi-million dollar settlements for our clients, and our results speak for themselves. We secured the largest bad faith insurance claim in Orange County history worth $58 million. This shows our ability to take on your claim, no matter how complex.
  • Trial experience: While we work hard to settle your claim out of court, our team has highly advanced litigation skills to present your case in trial. Our aggressive litigation style helps us stand up to uncooperative parties and secure the compensation you deserve.
  • Insurance expertise: Our Managing Partner, Edward Susolik, is one the nation’s leading insurance experts, with 1,500 mediations in the last 33 years. This extensive understanding of insurance law gives us the ability to negotiate with adjusters using perfected strategies.

With our 29-lawyer team by your side, you can avoid making mistakes, risking a lowball settlement offer, and having a stressful recovery. We take your legal burdens off your plate so you can focus on what matters most. 

Seek Justice With the Orange County Car Accident Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine 

When facing the aftermath of a Los Angeles car accident, securing the right legal representation is crucial for your peace of mind and receiving compensation. At Callahan & Blaine, we recognize the unique complexities of each case and dedicate ourselves to providing personalized strategies and top-tier legal services. 

Our experienced Orange County car accident lawyers are adept at navigating challenging negotiations and taking the legal burdens off your shoulders. With our 40-year legacy and team with advanced negotiation and litigation skills, you feel confident and comfortable navigating the legal process with us. Reach out to us for a consultation by filling out our contact form or calling us at (714) 241-4444.