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Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorneys

Seek the Relief You Deserve with the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian

Serious accidents—whether they occur on the road, on someone’s property, in a medical facility, or even in our own homes—can turn victims’ lives upside down. The symptoms that result from your accident can be long-term and life-altering, resulting in significant medical costs in the short- and long-term. These injuries may also impact your ability to work and earn income to support yourself and your family, and complete damages for your accident are meant to cover all these associated costs. 

In the wake of an injury, victims are often faced with logistical and financial challenges, many of which can cast doubt on their long-term well-being. You might wonder how your family is going to be able to afford extensive medical treatment after the accident, in addition to ongoing rehabilitation, medications, or even additional surgeries. Wages are lost in the period following the accident, and your ability to generate income can be substantially reduced as a result of disabilities that result from your injuries. 

Gathering evidence to incorporate into the drafting and filing of a claim when you are trying to recover from your injuries can be difficult, if not impossible. When your injuries complicate your ability to pursue the damages you and your family may be entitled to, a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian can be especially helpful and supportive. 

In cases where the accident or incident that led to your injuries was caused by someone or something else, victims have the grounds to seek relief from those responsible. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to the actions of someone else, the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian is ready to hear your story. Your initial case review is risk-free and cost-free, and you never pay anything out of pocket if we take your case, as we only get paid if we win. 

Don’t wait to start the claims process. Contact our office today to request a free consultation with our Santa Ana personal injury lawyer.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

At our firm, Attorney Arsenian has a proven track record of obtaining results for his clients in various types of injury suits. No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your case, we invite you to call our offices today to explore your injury suit options. Our experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyers are available to review your case and determine whether it fits with our firm, and if so, we’ll answer any questions you might have about how we help before we get started. 

Our firm is ready to handle claims involving:

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of at-fault accidents that we have helped clients recover the compensation they deserve. Common motor vehicle accidents that can cause long-term, life-altering injuries and disabilities that could entitle you and your family to extensive damages include: 

  • 18-wheeler crashes and other accidents with commercial vehicles 
  • Passenger vehicle accidents
  • Rideshare accidents 
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving crashes
  • Drowsy driving crashes 

To collect compensation, you have to prove that another party was at fault, and then generally will file a claim with their insurance company to collect coverage. You can only collect damages that you can prove with evidence, and the most effective way of measuring the short- and long-term damages linked to your injuries requires an experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyer and the input of medical and occupational experts. 

If your injury resulted from one of the accidents listed above through no fault of your own, it is likely you have the grounds to seek relief from the parties responsible. We’ll cover the concept of negligence below, as you have to prove that another is liable by proving negligence or some other form of legal fault that can enable you to pursue compensation from them. 

If you have experienced resistance from an insurance provider (or they have issued a “low-ball” payout), our firm can assist you with that as well. It is important to understand that insurance companies are for-profit organizations, which means their purpose is to minimize costs and maximize revenues. The revenues of an insurance company are the amounts in premiums that they collect from their customers, and their primary costs are amounts paid out in claims and settlements for injured parties. 

To ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company, it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible following your injury, as you have received emergency medical attention. 

Types of Damages Available for Your Personal Injury Claim 

When the accident you have experienced was caused by the negligence or fault of another party, you can be entitled to damages to cover all costs linked to your injuries. What costs do these include, and how do you prove then collect them? You can only collect what you can prove with evidence, and will only be awarded what you proactively seek out through an insurance claim or a lawsuit for your damages. 

Medical Expenses 

Accidents and incidents that lead to long-term, life-altering injuries or other disabilities can entitle you to substantial amounts in compensation. Generally, the medical expenses that you are entitled to recover include: 

  • Short-term medical bills like the emergency room and costs associated with immediate recovery from the most pressing injuries
  • Ongoing treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, and other needs that your injuries require in the long-term, from the time of your injury through the remainder of your life
  • Any mental health treatments necessary, in addition to medications, whether for pain or mental health concerns 
  • Ongoing visits with doctors and specialists to support recovery and quality of life 

You might not understand that a minor injury today can lead to life-altering changes in the near to not so distant future. Working with an informed and experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian can provide you with the support and experience you need to accurately measure the full medical costs linked to your injuries, and collect them from the at-fault party or parties. 

Lost Wages and Earnings Potential 

One of the most impactful damages associated with injuries is the long-term detriment on your earnings and household budget that they can have. When an injury prevents you from returning to work, or from returning to work that was as productive as before your injury, your household budget naturally will decrease. When you are earning less while also experiencing greater medical bills than planned due to the accident or incident, your household can be even more substantially affected by your injuries. 

To measure the impact of your injuries on your ability to work, the opinion of an occupational expert is helpful evidence in support of your claim. An occupational expert considers the medical outcomes of your injuries, and measures the impact that they will have upon your ability to work. 

No two individuals are alike, and we take the time to consider the unique facts and circumstances of your situation before deciding upon a strategy. For example, when an individual experiences a traumatic brain injury or TBI, the National Institute of Health notes that cognitive ability can be impacted, in addition to the ability to concentrate. Each of these will negatively influence your ability to work. 

You are entitled to compensation for your lost wages and earnings from the time of your injury through the remainder of your working life. A full and complete recovery from your injuries is meant to replace all lost income and resources from your household due to the accident, especially your earnings. 

For example, an individual with a graduate degree earning $120,000 annually, the recovery will be different from a construction company worker earning $85,000 each year. Our experienced Santa Ana personal injury attorneys will explore the facts of your case during your initial free consultation to determine how extensive your damages might be. 

How Do You Prove Negligence in Personal Injury Claims and/or Cases? 

There are four parts to the legal concept of negligence: 

  1. Duty – a party must have some duty to another party, which can include a duty to follow the law and to be reasonably safe. For example, all drivers on the road have a duty to follow the laws and regulations associated with driving. 
  2. Breach – the duty held by one party to another must have been breached. For example, if a driver uses a cellphone while driving, they are breaking CA law as distracted driving is illegal. 
  3. Causation – the breach of duty of the other party must have been the cause of the accident that you experienced. For example, if because of illegal distracted driving another driver hit you, they would be liable for any damages that result from the accident. 
  4. Damages – to recover compensation following an accident that was caused by a breach of duty by another party towards you, there must have been damages that you prove with evidence. These include medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, and others. 

The unique facts and circumstances of your case are applied to the legal concept of negligence to determine fault in your case. It is helpful to work with a Santa Ana personal injury attorney throughout the process. Your attorney helps you gather evidence, schedule appointments with occupational and medical experts, draft your claim, and negotiate the best possible settlement possible. 

Do I Have to Pay My Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorney Up-Front? 

One of the first questions that our potential new clients ask is how much we cost, and what we get paid throughout the process. The answer is: nothing up-front, and nothing out of pocket, ever. 

Your initial consultation is free, during which we ask you to bring as much evidence and paperwork as possible about your accident, the parties involved, and related costs. If we determine that your case is a fit with our firm, we only get paid if we win. Our payment comes out of a portion of the earnings that we generate on your behalf, and we agree upon this amount and answer any related questions before starting on your case. 

Turn to Our Experienced Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorneys 

We take an aggressive, thorough approach to these cases that always vividly puts forth our clients’ eligibility to compensation. Attorney Arsenian is a former prosecutor who regularly argues on behalf of his clients in the courtroom and knows how to keep his clients’ interests at the forefront of negotiations with insurance providers.

No matter what your circumstances might be following your accident, our firm is prepared to take the steps necessary to pursue maximum compensation. We step into your shoes and handle the entire process from start to finish, requiring your involvement only when absolutely necessary. Our experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyers will give your case the unique attention it deserves, and hold the liable party accountable for the full damages you are entitled to.