Irvine Car Accident Lawyer
Accidents occur regularly throughout Irvine, and they often leave residents and visitors with significant injury and property damage expenses. At Bentley & More LLP, we are here to help if you need an Irvine car accident lawyer by your side. We have extensive resources at our disposal, and we know what it takes to stand up to at-fault parties and help clients recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Why Choose Bentley & More LLP for Your Car Accident Claim?
When a car accident causes serious injuries or property damage, you need the best legal assistance you can find to help you get through this:
- At Bentley & More LLP, our injury attorneys in Irvine focus specifically on working hand in hand with clients to gain a deep understanding of their lives and their needs after an injury occurs.
- We understand how car accident cases proceed forward, and we have no problem standing up to aggressive auto insurance carriers or taking a case to trial.
- Our team always works to recover the most compensation for our clients. We will not settle for lowball offers from insurance carriers.
Car Accident Injuries in Irvine
Unfortunately, auto injuries can lead to major setbacks for those involved. More than 200,000 individuals sustained car accident injuries during the latest reporting year of data on file, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, many of the injuries car accident victims in Irvine sustain are severe, and often include the following:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Brain injuries
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Major lacerations or puncture wounds
- Significant burn injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal bleeding or internal organ damage
In addition to the physical injuries so often caused by car accidents, our team also recognizes that individuals may sustain significant emotional and psychological trauma caused by an accident. This can include extended feelings of anxiety, fear, sleeplessness, and stress, along with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our team will work with trusted medical and mental health experts to help adequately assess all injuries that our clients sustain so we can recover full compensation.
Common Causes Of Car Accidents In Irvine
Unfortunately, vehicle accidents in Irvine occur in a wide variety of ways, much like the rest of the state of California. The Office of Traffic Safety specifically points out that the following are common causes of motor vehicle crashes:
- Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
- Impairment caused by alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or other traffic signal
- Improper turning
- Distracted driving
In addition to these types of driver negligence, other causes of vehicle accidents in Irvine can include collisions with commercial vehicles. If you were in an accident with one, please reach out to our Irvine truck accident attorneys today.
Proving Negligence After an Irvine Car Accident
After a vehicle accident occurs, one of the chief priorities is to determine negligence. Since these accidents are almost always caused by the negligence of one or more drivers on the roadway, determining negligence typically means gathering as much evidence as possible related to the incident to show what happened. This evidence can include photographs taken at the scene of the incident, surveillance from cameras near the scene, statements from drivers and eyewitnesses, and more.
The ultimate goal is to show that an at-fault driver’s actions caused the incident. Every driver on the roadway owes a duty of care to others around them. This duty means that they are required to operate their vehicles safely anytime they get behind the wheel. If a driver proceeds to breach their duty of care in some way, and if this breach of duty causes injuries to another, then it is likely the at-fault driver will be held responsible for the incident. Any of the items mentioned above as causes of accidents could constitute a breach of duty of care.
There are incidents where more than one party could be at fault for an incident, and the state of California uses a pure comparative negligence system to allocate shared fault. This will change how much compensation a person receives, so we encourage you to work with your attorney if you face accusations of shared fault.
Types of Compensation Available for These Claims
There may be various types of compensation available for Irvine car accident victims. At Bentley & More LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience working with trusted economic and medical experts. We know how to calculate these losses on behalf of our clients.
Economic damages are the calculable losses that Irvine car accident victims are likely to experience after the incident. These losses are calculated by analyzing receipts, bills, invoices, and estimates, and usually include:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Continued hospital and doctor visits
- Any necessary in-home medical care
- Coverage of home and vehicle modifications
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medication expenses
- Property damage expenses
Non-economic damages are not as easily calculable as the economic losses just mentioned. These types of damages revolve around less visible types of injuries and expenses. There may not be bills or receipts that can be used to easily calculate the physical and emotional pain and suffering along with the loss of quality of life that car accident victims experience. However, there are methods that an attorney and economic experts will use to help adequately place a dollar value on these damages.
Call an Irvine Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury or property damage in an accident caused by another driver in the Irvine area, reach out to the team at Bentley & More LLP for help immediately. We want to begin investigating your claim today so we can fast-track the compensation you need to get through this. Our team will negotiate with other parties, but we have no problem taking our case to trial if necessary. When you need an Irvine car accident lawyer, reach out to us for a free consultation of your claim by filling out our contact form or calling us at (949) 264-0226